World Alzheimer's Day: 21 September

Dementia in the spotlight: evidence and experience

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.

Many of us are caring for a family member with dementia, know someone with dementia, or may be looking ahead to our own futures, perhaps wondering what we could do to avoid or delay developing dementia ourselves. There are also many working in health and social care, and numerous third sector organisations, looking after and supporting people with dementia; and researchers working to change the future of dementia. There can’t be very many of us not touched by dementia in some way. 

Take a look at these Evidently Cochrane blog posts featuring Cochrane Review evidence: 

Related resources: 

Enhanced rehabilitation and care models for adults with dementia following hip fracture surgery

Pharmacotherapies for sleep disturbances in dementia

Assistive technology for memory support in people with dementia

Cholinesterase inhibitors to treat delirium in non-ICU settings

Modifications to improve food and fluid intake in people with dementia

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for family carers of people with dementia

Simulated presence therapy for people with dementia 

Music therapies for people with dementia

Dance movement therapies for people with dementia

Statin withdrawal in people with dementia

Statins for the treatment of dementia

Statins for the prevention of dementia

Treatments for Type 2 diabetes and prevention of cognitive impairment or dementia

Omega-3 PUFA supplements for people with dementia

Palliative care in advanced dementia

Thursday, September 21, 2017