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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust ENRICH Consultation

Jul 13, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking to host another ENRICH forum in the near future... and they need your help!

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Nominations for the Dementia Friendly Awards 2018 now open

Jul 09, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis

The Dementia Friendly Awards was launched by Alzheimer's Society in 2013. The awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of those across the UK who are leading the way on creating dementia-friendly communities and improving the lives of everybody affected by dementia. Nominations are now open for the fifth Dementia Friendly Awards. 

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New NICE guidelines recommend telling people about dementia research opportunities

Jun 21, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis


All people with dementia should be provided with information on research studies they could participate in, according to new guidelines on best practice released by NICE.

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High prevalence of adverse effects with active buprenorphine use in care home residents living with dementia

May 29, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis

Buprenorphine transdermal system is increasingly prescribed for people with advanced dementia. However, little is known about the potential adverse effects, such as nausea, sedation, or confusion, in people living with moderate to severe dementia and depressive symptoms in care homes.

This gap was addressed by the DEP.PAIN.DEM trial, which was funded by the Research Council of Norway and conducted by the Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine, University of Bergen.

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Dementia Action Week 2018

May 22, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis

Did you know that we are in the middle of Dementia Action Week 2018 (21-27 May 2018)? Take steps to stand united with people living with dementia this week.

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Research Opportunity: Isolation and loneliness for people with sight loss in care homes (the INSIGHT Study)

May 16, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis

It is estimated that over half of older people living in care homes have some form of sight loss. Research shows that people with sight loss are at greater risk of social isolation and loneliness than their sighted peers. Admission to residential care has also been found to be correlated with isolation and loneliness in older people. However, evidence to support delivery of good practice in preventing, recognising, and addressing isolation and loneliness for people with sight loss in care homes is limited.

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