Category list : Age Concern
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How to handle later lifeSubscription
’Everyone should read this book either to benefit ourselves as we age, or to help those around us.’
Nurses need to be allowed to provide holistic care that is individual to the needs of their patients Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Warning over fall in social care fundingSubscription
Spending on older people’s social care in England has fallen by half a billion pounds, according to a new report.
Community nurses may increasingly find their patients left to sleep in their own urine after the Supreme Court backed a council decision to deny a stroke patient social care at night.
Malnourished patients go unnoticedSubscription
Almost a third of nurses are not confident that a malnourished relative would be spotted if admitted to hospital, a survey by charity Age UK has found.
Examining the impact of electronic care records on confidentiality and nursing practice Subscription
While electronic care records offer many opportunities, they also present practical and professional challenges for nurses, which the profession must be prepared to tackle Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Older people’s needs do not appear to be at the heart of NHS decision making. A qualitative study identified nine aspirations for better care from the over 80s
Prevalence of depression is high among older people, but is difficult to identify and often poorly managed. Screening tools can help to ensure early referral
A recurring theme in negative reports about nursing quality in the NHS seems to be the care given to older patients. Clare Lomas investigates what can be done to meet the challenge
Exploring some simple solutions to overcome mealtime difficulties and improve nutrition in people with dementia by increasing their interest in food