A new type of dementia is identified

8 May, 2019 | Posted in:

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have identified a new type of dementia, ‘LATE’ which until now may have been being wrongly diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. LATE, or limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, has been linked with the brain protein TDP-43, and may be the dementia type experienced by up to a third […]

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Neurology Academy in the BJNN

3 May, 2019 | Posted in:

The British Journal for Neuroscience Nursing (BJNN) have just published a piece on the national drive to address unwanted variance in multiple sclerosis (MS) services. The project was initiated at ‘the Way Forward’ event last year when the MS Academy, part of Neurology Academy’s umbrella organisation, organised and hosted a lively two day conference full […]

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The Neurology Academy’s expanding influence

1 May, 2019 | Posted in:

The Neurology Academy has come a long way in the past few years, ballooning from a single offering of MasterClasses in Parkinson’s to an extensive offering of educational courses spanning disease areas and tailored to different levels of learning. Recently that offering has diversified into cross-conditional topics like palliative care and neuropharmacy, and seen a […]

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Early research suggests groundbreaking changes afoot for Parkinson’s

1 May, 2019 | Posted in:

Parkinson’s is a neurological condition that affects many elements of day to day functionality, changing a person’s experience of their everyday life. One of these elements is movement, with freezing, stumbling and falling all common symptoms of Parkinson’s. A recent pilot study in Canada has seen some radical changes in patient’s walking, resulting from electrical […]

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Our first Neuropharmacy MasterClass

30 April, 2019 | Posted in:

In January this year, we ran our first ever Neuropharmacy MasterClass. The growing specialism is a complex and wide-ranging one, covering a vast range of roles and responsibilities, and this was fully reflected in our packed and practical programme. As Professor Gavin Giovannoni points out, the role of the pharmacist has evolved as the complexity […]

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Getting prepped – where will your project take you?

25 April, 2019 | Posted in:

The Neurology Academy’s unique blend of education puts a heavy emphasis on the practical, and integral to our Parkinson’s Advanced MasterClasses is the inter-module project. For some this can be an exciting opportunity to get stuck into an audit, or service development project that they have been waiting impatiently to carry out, but for others it […]

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Dementia MasterClass Feedback

15 April, 2019 | Posted in:

With our next Dementia MasterClass set to run in November of this year we wanted to share previous delegate’s experiences of the course. The overall course was awarded the highest level, a ‘5’ by 97% of attendees for both its quality and relevance, with over 80% assigning a level ‘5’ to the extent to which […]

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MS 7.1 MasterClass: evaluated

12 April, 2019 | Posted in:

Our MS MasterClasses are well established as ‘the’ course for budding MSologists, from the foundation course for trainees and those just starting their journey in multiple sclerosis healthcare, through to our advanced course for consultants and specialists looking to deepen their specialism still further. This MS Foundation MasterClass, a delegate gave our educational course a […]

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Let’s raise the bar for MS services

28 March, 2019 | Posted in:

After ‘the Way Forward’ in November 2018, it was clear that whilst variation is perhaps not the enemy we initially thought, there are nevertheless a range of challenges facing the MS community around inequity and varied quality that need addressing. It was also clear that there are an array of potential ways to move forward, […]

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