8 out of 10 report their dementia worsened during lockdown according to charity investigation

31 July, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Eight out of 10 people living with dementia have experienced a deterioration in their symptoms during lockdown, announced Alzheimer’s Society yesterday.  The charity, working with One Dementia Voice, have carried out an investigation of just under 2,000 individuals affected by dementia, and the findings are shocking. Aware anecdotally of the challenges of those with dementia […]

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Neurology Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 July, 2020 | Posted in: ,

On 23rd March 2020, our society was changed overnight. The announcement of a UK-wide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic meant a drastic change to everyone’s lives, and to our health service.  Health professionals were redeployed to frontline services, regular clinics for diagnosis and review were suspended and frantic attempts to use telehealth and other […]

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Advert: Part-time health writer wanted

10 July, 2020 | Posted in:

Applications close on Friday, 24 July. We will review applications and respond next week (27-31 July). Neurology Academy is looking for another writer to join our small but bustling team in a part-time role. Experience of writing for different audiences, a familiarity with clinical language, and a passion to make a difference for those living […]

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Huge impact on people living with dementia as COVID-related care home mortality rates are released

8 July, 2020 | Posted in:

Over 60,000 care home residents died in the past few months, said a report released on 7th July by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Of those residents who died, 49.5% had a recorded pre-existing condition of dementia and Alzheimer disease. These shocking statistics suggest that almost 30,000 people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Essential neurorehabilitation in the aftermath of COVID-19

6 July, 2020 | Posted in:

The impact of coronavirus on our health service has been highly documented, but with the first wave passed, the burden has not lifted, but altered, in the form of rehabilitation. Earlier this week, we highlighted an article in Reuters which has since been echoed in multiple publications – the long-term implications of COVID-19 on a […]

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Introducing our newest staff member and Interim Head of Parkinson’s Academy

30 June, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Neurology Academy continues to expand as our work broadens, and we are pleased to welcome a new member of our team: Daiga Heisters. Having been responsible for leading the coordination of activities across the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network, bringing together the professional community, Parkinson’s UK resources and the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s to […]

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The long term implications of COVID-19 are becoming apparent

29 June, 2020 | Posted in:

We have become increasingly aware, over the past few months, that the symptoms of COVID-19 are wider ranging than initially thought.  A recent article in Reuters has highlighted the full extent of this, and called into question whether we are prepared, as a society, for the rehabilitative process that will be needed by many who […]

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European Academy of Neurology Congress 2020

29 May, 2020 | Posted in: ,

This year’s European Academy of Neurology Congress took place from May 23rd-26th and was the first of its kind to be entirely virtual.  The opening presentation, given by Prof. Dr. Med Claudio L Bassetti, Acting President of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), highlighted the unprecedented circumstances under which the globe is currently operating. With […]

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