News and practice for neurology nurse specialists
Upper limb weakness following stroke has a negative impact on daily living and quality of life but the evidence for interventions is limited.
Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.
Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.
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.
Patient may begin to lose awareness of memory loss several years before they are formally diagnosed with dementia, a US study suggests.
Nurses should regularly review medication in brain injury patients to ensure those with anticholinergic effects are used appropriately, according to UK researchers.
Insulin resistance resulting from obesity increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to US researchers.
There is an “urgent need” to improve stroke services across Kent and Medway, commissioners have decided.
Stroke is associated with accelerated and persistent declines in thinking ability over six years, according to a major long-term study in the US.
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This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.