On this page you can find our blogs about different aspects of preventing and living with dementia. Many of them include research evidence and also reflections from people affected by dementia themselves or in supportive roles as carers, family members or health professionals. There are also links to helpful resources.
Tag: diagnostic tests
Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane Review on how useful signs and symptoms are for diagnosing COVID-19.
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.
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.
Lucy Beishon blogs about her experience of writing a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review.
A blog for men making decisions about prostate biopsy.
Dr Terry Quinn, the coordinating editor of Cochrane Dementia, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence around testing for dementia
This blog summarises a series of Cochrane reviews describing a structured questionnaire, the IQCODE, that is used to help identify possible dementia
In this guest blog for the general reader, retired GP Lynda Ware looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on detecting and treating 'strep throat'.
Today is World Osteoporosis Day and we're taking a look at some Cochrane evidence on finding and treating osteoporosis.
‘Superbugs’ have hit the headlines again. As the 193 countries of the United Nations pass round the pen and sign a declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections, the UK’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, has remarked, “now the real work begins”. It’s certainly a very real problem, which, if not effectively […]
Early diagnosis of dementia is a national priority but how accurately can it be identified?