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Nursing Older People

News, practice and discussion forums for older people's nurses

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Dementia UK

Nurses appointed to provide dementia support in West Sussex

3-Mar-2015

Four specialist dementia nurses have been appointed to help prevent crises and support families to manage dementia symptoms more effectively in the community.

RIKEN-SRK Collaboration Center for Human-Interactive Robot Research

Experimental robot could help nurses of the future lift patients

27-Feb-2015

Scientists in Japan have developed an experimental nursing care robot, which is capable of tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed or providing assistance to someone who requires help standing.

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Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management Subscription Required

Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.

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.

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'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care'

'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care' Subscription Required

22-Aug-2014

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.

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Dosette boxes can help people with memory problems self manage diabetes

Managing diabetes in people with dementia Subscription Required

2-Mar-2015

The number of patients with both type 2 diabetes and dementia is rising, which poses new challenges in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration.

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Nursing Times works with the Social Care Institute for Excellence to provide nurses with resources on caring for older people

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Dignity in care Subscription Required

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.

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