In this blog for the families of people with dementia, Doctors Charlotte Squires and James Garrard talk about drugs used to treat symptoms of agitation and psychosis in people with diagnosed dementia, and what doctors and families together might want to consider when making decisions about trying these treatments.
In a blog for non-medical people, James Garrard, Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, looks at the evidence of drug and non-drug approaches to try and prevent dementia.
Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig highlight Cochrane evidence on COVID-19 and other health effects of the pandemic, with links to reviews, blogs and other Cochrane resources.
Cochrane UK's Sarah Chapman revisits her 2014 blog on music therapies to share new Cochrane evidence.
Dr Lucy Beishon blogs about evidence on assessing people for dementia by phone and video call, reflects on her experiences during the pandemic, and looks to the future.
The latest evidence and resources for midwives and clinical support staff, and a chance to help us improve these blogs.
The latest evidence and resources for allied health professionals and clinical support staff, and a chance to help us improve these blogs.
The latest evidence and resources for nurses and clinical support staff, and a chance to help us improve these blogs.
With deaths from asthma attacks the highest they have been in a decade, GP Robin Carr blogs about three things you need to know that can reduce the risk of death from asthma in school-aged children, and shares a film 'Preventable’, made with teenagers about preventing asthma deaths in schools.
Lynda Ware, a Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on the treatment of varicose veins.
In this blog for people interested in memory, thinking problems and dementia, Jodi Watt (a Researcher at the University of Glasgow) looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on whether a class of commonly-used medications (anticholinergics) might increase people’s risk of future memory problems, or even dementia.
A team from the University of Exeter write about evidence gap maps, a way of visually presenting an overview of the available evidence on health topics and showing where the gaps are.