News and practice for neurology nurse specialists
New-onset epilepsy is increasingly being reported in older people so the symptoms, which differ from those in young people, must be recognised to prevent misdiagnosis
Good rehabilitation after stroke can help prevent further strokes from occurring, help patients to return to work and alleviate psychological problems
Patients should be given individualised positioning and early mobilisation management plans as soon as possible after a stroke to prevent complications and to regain function
There is some evidence to support the use of cognitive stimulation in dementia care but important questions about its effectiveness remain unanswered.
Care home residents require support from many quarters but communication is often poor. The Care Homes Connect programme is working to improve this.
An oral liquid version of the generic epilepsy drug clobazam has been launched in the UK.
Two specialist nurses have been named as the joint winners of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust’s “My Super Nurse” award 2013.
A specialist neurological nurse from Norfolk is in the running for a national charity award for multiple sclerosis care.
Too many stroke survivors feel “abandoned” when they leave hospital, a charity has warned
Traffic fumes may increase the risk of stroke by narrowing the arteries that carry blood to the brain, a study has found.
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