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Nursing Older People

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


Depression in dementia more common in those living at home


Dementia patients residing in long-term care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living in the community, according to study findings.

Guide launched to help include dementia patients in Christmas


A guide has been published to help support patients with dementia over the festive period, when evidence suggests many are excluded from traditional social gatherings.

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How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?

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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


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.


Using the arts to reduce isolation in dementia

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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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Social Care Institute for Excellence


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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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