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Neurology Nursing

News and practice for neurology nurse specialists

Close contact with animals can improve the wellbeing of older people with dementia

Improving dementia care with the Eden Alternative Subscription Required

The Eden Alternative is a philosophy that encourages nurses to empower care home residents by recognising what they are able to do and engaging them in activities.

Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle change

Reversing type 2 diabetes with lifestyle change Subscription Required

Type 2 diabetes is associated with a range of serious complications, and accounts for significant costs to the NHS. Dietary and lifestyle change can reduce its impact.

Fractures occur commonly in infancy and childhood, but decrease after puberty

Assessing and managing osteogenesis imperfecta Subscription Required

Osteogenesis imperfecta - commonly known as brittle bone disease - is a rare inherited disease that can present as trauma fractures in babies and children.

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required

Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child

Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child Subscription Required

Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration.

Breastfeeding linked with higher adult IQ and earning ability

Longer duration of breastfeeding is linked with increased intelligence in adulthood, longer schooling, and higher adult earnings, according to a high profile study published earlier this week.

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Parkinson’s patients ‘twice as likely to die in hospital’

Parkinson’s patients more than twice as likely than other patients to die in hospital following emergency admission, according to the largest ever study of its kind in England.

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Parkinson’s nurses urged to join national network to improve care

Nurses who work with Parkinson’s disease patients or have an interest in the condition are being urged to join a new network that aims to “revolutionise care”.

Multiple sclerosis

Treatment approved for relapsing remitting MS in Scotland

A new pegylated treatment has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Scottish government announces new funding for specialist nurses

An extra £2.5m will be invested in specialist nursing and care, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced today.

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'With Terry Pratchett's death, dementia care has lost a powerful and ferocious advocate'

Sir Terry Pratchett’s death is a terrible loss. Not only to the millions of Discworld fans around the world but, perhaps more importantly, to the nursing community and those who are part of the fight against dementia. 

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Neurological assessment 1 - Assessing level of consciousness Subscription Required

This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.

Molecule could protect against Alzheimer's disease

Molecule could protect against Alzheimer's disease

“Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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