Drugs for agitation in people with dementia: benefits and risks
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. They reflect on what doctors and families together might want to consider when making decisions about trying these treatments.
Monitoring the impact of Cochrane Reviews
As part of our work at Cochrane UK, we monitor the impact of Cochrane Reviews and other Cochrane outputs. In other words, ‘what happens next?’ after reviews are published.
Cochrane: collaborating for the future (23rd & 24th May)
On this page, you can view the programme for 'Cochrane: collaborating for the future' (23rd and 24th May 2022), for those attending in-person or online.
Preventing dementia: what’s the evidence?
In a blog for non-medical people, James Garrard, Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, looks at the evidence on various drug and non-drug approaches to try and prevent dementia.
Support for UK-based Cochrane Review Groups with limited or no Information Specialist capacity
As part of the Transition Support Service, to support UK groups who may have limited or no Information Specialist capacity, Cochrane UK has contact details of a group of Information Specialists interested in undertaking freelance work. If you would like us to share any opportunities for work with this group, please send details of the task and expected skills and experience required, to Transitionsupport@ouh.nhs.uk
Dementia diagnosis by phone and video: pitfalls and possibilities
In a blog for people interested in ways to diagnose dementia, and the use of remote methods of assessment, Lucy Beishon, specialist trainee in geriatric medicine and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Geriatric medicine, talks about evidence on assessing people for dementia by phone and video call, reflects on her experiences during the pandemic, and looks to the future.
Workshop for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals on Cochrane systematic reviews and evidence-based practice
Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland are hosting a free online workshop for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals based in the UK and Ireland. Please note that this workshop is now fully booked. You are still welcome to register if you wish to be placed on a reserves list.
Preventing asthma deaths in school children: 3 things to know
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.
Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Part time) – Systematic Reviews and Research Development
Health Research Institute, Edge Hill University, OrmskirkSalary: £31,406 to £32,344 pro rataClosing Date: 12th April 2022Further information and application
Cochrane: collaborating for the future (An event in Manchester, Monday 23rd - Tuesday 24th May 2022)
Cochrane UK is hosting a unique event in Manchester in May - Cochrane: collaborating for the future. This is an opportunity for the Cochrane community in the UK to help shape the future of Cochrane.