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'Never too late' to reduce dementia risk

'Never too late' to reduce dementia risk, say Alzheimer's experts

17-Sep-2014

Health officials should run an “it’s never too late” campaign to make the public aware of lifestyle changes they could make to help stave off dementia, a new report suggests.

Hunt 'open' to charging for alcohol-related A&E attendances

Hunt 'open' to charging for alcohol-related A&E attendances

11-Sep-2014

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had a “great deal of sympathy” for the idea of charging alcohol-related admissions money if they end up in A&E units.

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Introducing a dedicated dementia activities coordinator into an acute ward for older people improved patient care and reduced costs incurred in use of agency nurses

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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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Stockings or bandages for leg-ulcer compression?

Stockings or bandages for leg-ulcer compression? Subscription Required

4-Apr-2014

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

Person-centred dementia care in acute settings

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5-Sep-2014

Introducing a dedicated dementia activities coordinator into an acute ward for older people improved patient care and reduced costs incurred in use of agency nurses

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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.

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