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Nursing Older People

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Changes in gait could be early warning for Parkinson's


Changes in the way people walk could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.

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Advice issued to nurses on latest NHS cold weather plans


District nurses, GPs and social workers will need support in identifying patients that are vulnerable to cold-related illness and death this winter and making changes to care plans, Public Health England has advised local NHS organisations.

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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

Using the arts to reduce isolation in dementia Subscription Required


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

Social Care Institute for Excellence


Nursing Times works with the Social Care Institute for Excellence to provide nurses with resources on caring for older people


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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