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By Robert Butler, Zuzana Walker

During the last twenty years, reminiscence clinics have advanced from an idea to a major a part of many prone for individuals with reminiscence problems. With the better profile of the dementias, and Alzheimer's affliction particularly, they've got ultimately come of age, and people with dementia and their caregivers can begin to obtain the eye and assets they deserve. reminiscence health facility consultant is geared toward all well-being pros who paintings in reminiscence clinics, or have an interest in studying approximately them. It covers all elements of establishing and working the clinics and inspiring pros to delivering even greater clinics and stronger companies for sufferers.

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1999) compared memory clinic attendance with usual treatment. No significant effects on carer psychological morbidity, burden or knowledge of dementia were found, but there was a significant improvement in health-related quality of life. Obtaining funding for research Sadly there is no ‘magic recipe’ for success in obtaining funding. Many small projects can, however, be carried out within an established service with little or no additional funding. Clinically, to work well, a memory clinic needs to be adequately resourced.

They found that the resultant index was specific but not sensitive for Alzheimer’s disease. Imaging studies in a memory clinic setting do not have to be restricted to referred patients. O’Brien et al. (1997) investigated the neuroradiological correlates of the rate of cognitive decline; they found that hippocampal atrophy (but not periventricular or deep white matter lesions) were associated with age-related cognitive decline in non-demented spouses of memory clinic attenders. Carers More generally, carer-focused research within memory clinics has turned out to be very fruitful.

Euphemistic phrases such as ‘giving some of your brain tissue when the time comes’ are not (in the authors’ experience) helpful and tend to betray the clinician’s own uneasiness about making the request. 3). The clinician should anticipate sadness and grief and be prepared to offer appropriate bereavement counselling. In a sense, the raising of the practical issue of post-mortem brain donation can pave the way for acceptance by the patient and carer of the patient’s inevitable death. Discussion should be encouraged within a family and time given to reach a decision.

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