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Nursing Older People

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

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People with dementia may reactivate distressing memories from the past

Patients lose awareness of memory loss before dementia

27-Aug-2015

Patient may begin to lose awareness of memory loss several years before they are formally diagnosed with dementia, a US study suggests.

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UK patients are living longer but with ‘more ailments’

27-Aug-2015

UK patients are living longer but have an increasing number of conditions as they age, which in turn is adding to the burden on care providers, according to a major new study.

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Hydrated residents have better appetites because they are more alert

Reducing dehydration in residents of care homes Subscription Required

Involving all staff in strategies to improve hydration among residents enabled a care home to reduce health problems and improve the general atmosphere in the home.

Care home residents may not get the help they need to drink enough fluids

Do care homes increase risk of dehydration? Subscription Required

A study compared dehydration levels of older hospital patients arriving from care homes with those living in their own homes and found care home residents at increased risk.

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How board games can be used to improve safety

How board games can be used to improve safety Subscription Required

15-Jun-2015

Board games are raising staff awareness of pressure ulcer prevention and other patient safety issues as part of a wider regional education and improvement programme.

Hydrated residents have better appetites because they are more alert

Reducing dehydration in residents of care homes Subscription Required

17-Aug-2015

Involving all staff in strategies to improve hydration among residents enabled a care home to reduce health problems and improve the general atmosphere in the home.

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