Nursing Older People
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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.
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.
How can you tell if a person with dementia is in pain?
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Foot care can prevent mobility problems and social isolation; it is a crucial part of nursing care, particularly for older patients, who may be unable to care for their own feet
Self-management education programmes may be of limited benefit to people with osteoarthritis
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.
It’s time for the message of preventing pressure ulcers to reach patients and carers.
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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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.
November 2014 is the first ever ‘Stop the Pressure’ month.