Nursing Older People
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Pensioners can dramatically boost their health by doing just one minute of intense exercise twice a week, according to a new study.
Health workers should “take advantage” of significant life events among the middle-aged to get them to be healthier, new NHS guidance suggests.
How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?
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Latest research: older people nursing
Careful foot care for patients with diabetes can help to avoid foot ulcers and amputation. Practice nurses should know how to carry out a foot assessment
It is important that residents in care homes are engaged in meaningful activities; the Living Well Through Activity in Care Homes toolkit aims to help staff do this
Using a regional initiative to improve falls prevention resulted in the development of champions who ensure falls avoidance is a priority on wards
The efficacy of four-layer compression bandaging, seen as the gold standard treatment for venous leg ulcers, was compared with that of two-layer compression stockings
Pain in people with dementia is often undertreated. Nurses should use recognised assessment tools and tailor pain management to patients’ needs
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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.
When Cathy’s Mum was admitted onto a general ward, she was concerned the staff would be unable to offer the flexible care someone with dementia needs