Nursing Older People
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Changes in the way people walk could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.
District nurses, GPs and social workers will need support in identifying patients that are vulnerable to cold-related illness and death this winter and making changes to care plans, Public Health England has advised local NHS organisations.
How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?
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Self-management education programmes may be of limited benefit to people with osteoarthritis
Volunteers can provide valuable one-to-one interaction with older patients, even in busy acute wards, providing companionship and activities to reduce stress
Recently I spent three days attending my trust’s mandatory and statutory training on topics covering a range of issues from manual handling and basic life support, to Datix reporting.
It’s time for the message of preventing pressure ulcers to reach patients and carers.
People with dementia can often feel isolated and disconnected from the world. Access to the arts can give them a sense of inclusion and help staff to connect with them
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Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote dignity in care. Each of these contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care.
Improving nurses’ knowledge of dementia care is crucial, says Cliff Kilgore