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A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is not achieving all its original objectives. This article examines the barriers and how these can be overcome.
A Cochrane review explored which pharmacological interventions, such as modafinil and armodafinil, and other treatments, including hypnotics, can reduce sleep disturbance associated with shift work.
Epidural analgesic is effective in managing acute pain, but failure is relatively common. Nurse administered top-ups of diamorphine can improve the efficacy of epidural.
A “time machine” analogy is a useful way of understanding memory problems in people with dementia, better enabling health professionals to make appropriate interventions.
Vitamin B12 supplements offer no benefits for neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, according to UK study funded by the government.
The first ever awards specifically for nurses and other health professionals working with patients with multiple sclerosis have been launched.
Patients with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment have altered responses to pain, with many conditions associated with increased pain sensitivity, concludes an Israeli review.
Rates of hospital readmission following a traumatic brain injury are higher than previously reported, according to Canadian researchers.
A nurse is to lead a new directorate set up to provide commissioning support services for neurology and associated long-term conditions.
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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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