Atrial fibrillation often goes undetected as those who have it can be asymptomatic. As a major risk factor for stroke, it is vital nurses can identify and screen patients at risk
A report by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network has identified the need to provide better access to end-of-life care for people with cardiovascular diseases
New-onset epilepsy is increasingly being reported in older people so the symptoms, which differ from those in young people, must be recognised to prevent misdiagnosis
My father was in hospital after having had a severe stroke.
Promoting rehabilitation for stroke survivorsSubscription
Good rehabilitation after stroke can help prevent further strokes from occurring, help patients to return to work and alleviate psychological problems
Positioning and early mobilisation in strokeSubscription
Patients should be given individualised positioning and early mobilisation management plans as soon as possible after a stroke to prevent complications and to regain function
There is some evidence to support the use of cognitive stimulation in dementia care but important questions about its effectiveness remain unanswered.
Better communication within care home servicesSubscription
Care home residents require support from many quarters but communication is often poor. The Care Homes Connect programme is working to improve this.
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy is effective for people with emotional trauma; here it is explained and its efficacy illustrated with case studies.
This first in a two-part series on peripheral arterial disease outlines the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this complex condition, as well as how best to manage it. Peripheral arterial disease part 1 of 2.