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Nursing Older People

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

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Weight loss warning linked to dementia drugs class

4-Aug-2015

Cholinesterase inhibitors could result in potentially harmful weight loss among patients taking them for Alzheimer’s disease, according to US researchers.

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Employers and social care ‘lacking awareness’ on revalidation

31-Jul-2015

Employers and social care settings are to be targeted more closely in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s campaign to drive awareness around revalidation.

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Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required

Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

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The revised Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct has restored some responsibility to nurses for ensuring their patients receive good nutritional care.

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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.

The thirst sensation diminishes with age

Detecting dehydration in older people: useful tests Subscription Required

3-Aug-2015

Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.

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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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