Category list : Carers
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The effect of ageing on health inequalitiesSubscription
Health inequalities persist in old age, as individuals’ health status is an accumulation of lifelong socioeconomic, ethnic and gender-based influences.
A dementia first aid course for family carersSubscription
A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.
Often, lecturers, nurses and friends say things like ‘I don’t know if I could have done my nurse training with children to look after’ or ‘I don’t know how you do it’.
We talk to Amy Pepper, Admiral Nurse clinical lead, London Borough of Sutton, who has been a nurse for six years.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has launched new online resources for school nurses and general practice nurses who work with carers.
The topic of when and for how long relatives and friends can visit on hospital wards has long been a much discussed topic.
Visiting hours restrictions have been lifted for carers of patients with dementia at a large trust in London, following the introduction of a “passport” designed by nurses.
The families of people with mental health conditions have called upon nurses to treat them as their “allies” and to allow them to help develop future care models for the profession.
Are the days of the nursing manuals, bulky reference books and newspaper job adverts numbered?
The lives of dementia patients and their carers could be “transformed” if a guide launched today is implemented, claim those behind the initiative.