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Can magnesium help depression – or is it just a placebo?

Jul 04, 2017 by NHS Choices

"Over-the-counter magnesium tablets significantly improve depression in just two weeks, new research reveals," the Mail Online reports. A small study found that people taking the supplements – on top of their existing treatment – reported an improvement in depression symptoms.

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MARQUE Study publications

Jun 23, 2017 by Adam Smith

Managing Agitation and Raising QUality of lifE in dementia (MARQUE) is a research study led by Professor Gill Livingston at University College London, with support from colleagues from across the UK, the study aims to increase knowledge about dementia, agitation and personhood.

There are several streams to the MARQUE project, which you can find out about by clicking here.

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New Survey to understand provision of talking therapies in Care Homes

Jun 13, 2017 by Adam Smith, ENRICH Programme Lead

New survey being conducted by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) hope to find out whether talking therapies are available in UK care homes and how the mental health needs of care homes residents are being identified.

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Over 65s with care needs to rise by a quarter by 2025

May 25, 2017 by Angeline Albert from www.carehome.co.uk

The number of people over the age of 65 who will need care could rise by 25 per cent to 2.8m by 2025 in England and Wales, resulting in more people with disabilities such as dementia.

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Public willing to give pain relief to dying friends

May 09, 2017 by Jo Carlow, OnMedica News

The majority of people would be willing to offer practical help to friends or neighbours dealing with death, dying and bereavement.

This is the findings of new Dying Matters research from the National Council of Palliative Care (NCPC).

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Staff ‘champions’ encouraging talk about end of life care

May 05, 2017 by Nursing Times

Staff at a London trust are being encouraged to talk more openly about death and bereavement to improve support for both patients nearing the end of their lives and those involved in their care.

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