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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Palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 April, 2020 | Posted in: ,

Advance care planning, discussions about palliative care and end of life wishes are as essential in the midst of a health pandemic as at any other time. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be less time available to have these vital discussions, the conversations may be taking place remotely or in time-compressed circumstances, and […]

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NHS volunteer responders available to anyone who feels at higher risk of contracting COVID-19

23 April, 2020 | Posted in:

Health and social care professionals have been informed today that they can refer people directly to the NHS volunteer responder scheme.  The scheme, established in direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, was launched as a means of supporting those who are self-isolating or have been told to shield* because they are at higher risk from […]

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Dementia Academy’s Brain Health Clinic blueprint published

17 April, 2020 | Posted in:

The Brain Health blueprint, initially developed by a group of alumni and faculty within Dementia Academy, has been published in the Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders.  The international journal has peer reviewed and published ‘Blueprint for a Brain Health Clinic to detect and manage early-stage cognitive decline: a consensus exercise’, giving its stamp of approval to […]

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