It’s Mental Health Question Time! #MHQT


Today we are announcing a new series of quarterly public discussions about mental health. Join us in London or online at 6pm on 9/11/16 for the first Mental Health Question Time discussion: Dementia – Care or Cure?

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Reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers: REMCARE trial


Elizabeth Collier writes her debut blog on the REMCARE randomised controlled trial of reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers.

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Bipolar disorder in older men linked to increased risk of dementia


Elena Marcus presents a recent study that shows how older Australian men with bipolar disorder have an increased risk of dementia and early death.

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It’s a jungle out there: the natural history of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia


Caroline Struthers scrutinises a systematic review on the longitudinal course of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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Dementia in Down syndrome: Are we ready for a clinical trial?


Leen Vereenooghe summarises the TOP-COG study (Towards Onset Prevention of COGnitive decline in adults with Down syndrome). This pilot RCT highlights the need to educate people with learning disabilities and their carers about the importance of research participation.

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Acupuncture for mild cognitive impairment: rubbish in, rubbish out


Edzard Ernst shines a light on the unfounded claims presented in a meta-analysis published today on acupuncture for amnestic mild cognitive impairment.

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Long-term care placement for people with dementia

Mother and son

Clarissa Giebel reports on a systematic review and meta-analysis of factors predicting care placement of dementia sufferers into long-term care facilities.

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Proton-pump inhibitors and risk of dementia


Caroline Struthers reports on a recent prospective cohort study which finds a strong association between the use of proton pump inhibitors and a significantly increased risk of dementia.

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Impact of functional alterations on quality of life in Alzheimer disease

An older woman out shopping

Clarissa Giebel analyses a qualitative study of how functional alterations impact quality of life in Alzheimer disease.

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