Library Mental Health Bulletins

The Gosall Library, April 2018

This week’s Library bulletins are on Dementia, Learning Disabilities and Recovery.


Impact of person-centred care training and person-centred activities on quality of life, agitation, and antipsychotic use in people with dementia living in nursing homes: A cluster-randomised controlled trial

PLOS Medicine, February 6, 2018

This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a person-centred care and psychosocial intervention incorporating an antipsychotic review, WHELD, on QoL, agitation, and antipsychotic use in people with dementia living in nursing homes, and to determine its cost.

Click here to view the paper.

‘What would life be – without a sing or dance, what are we?’ A report from the Commission on Dementia and Music

International Longevity Centre, January 2018

This report summarises the work of the Commission, which was set up and co-ordinated by International Longevity Centre-UK, with support from The Utley Foundation. It examines the current and potential use of therapeutic music with people with dementia. It calls for a more effective co-ordination of national and regional activites, more research, imporved public awareness and increased funding.

Click here to view the report.

NHS Health Check 40-64 dementia pilot research findings

Alzheimer’s Society, August 2017

The report sets out the findings of a pilot to deliver advice to 40-64-year-olds on how to reduce dementia as part of the NHS Health Check programme.  The report showed 75% of the 164 people who remembered the advice on dementia risk said they were more likely to adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing dementia, while 80% said the advice would have some impact on their behavior.

Click here to read the full report.