Kit Byatt, a recently-retired consultant geriatrician, reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on preventing delirium in older people in long-term care establishments.
Preventing dementia: do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role?
Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help?
Reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. Do memories matter?
Dementia care practitioner and researcher Bob Woods talks about reminiscence therapy and the evidence from their recent Cochrane Review.
Informed decision-making: “we can” doesn’t mean “we should”
Sarah Chapman and Kit Byatt reflect on their discussion about helping an elderly relative decide whether a test and a treatment offered were in her best interests.
Behind the headlines: can one in three dementia cases be prevented?
Kirsty Marais from Alzheimer's UK goes behind the headlines that 1 in 3 dementia cases could be prevented, unpacking what the new Lancet Commission on Dementia found
Social living models for people with dementia: future ways of living well at home?
In this blog for our #dementiaspotlight series, Carrie Jackson looks at social living models, innovations in supported care in the community, that might help people with dementia to live well at home.
Diagnosing dementia: is a questionnaire (IQCODE) good enough?
This blog summarises a series of Cochrane reviews describing a structured questionnaire, the IQCODE, that is used to help identify possible dementia
Cerebrolysin for vascular dementia: how much evidence is enough?
In a blog for our #dementiaspotlight series, researchers share differing views on the evidence for cerebrolysin as a treatment for vascular dementia
Carers of people with dementia: with them, through to the end of it
Sarah Chapman looks at the state of the evidence on interventions that night help carers of people with dementia and talks to Justine about her experience
Arts therapies for people with dementia: “where words leave off, music begins”
Jenny McCleery, Consultant Psychiatrist and Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on creative arts therapies for people with dementia
Drug withdrawal in people with dementia: what we know
Geriatrician Kit Byatt considers the state of the evidence on drug withdrawal in people with dementia
Rivastigmine reviewed: doubts about dementia drug
In this blog for our dementia series, nurse Helen Cowan reflects on Cochrane evidence on rivastigmine and the use of this drug in practice.