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Too few specialist dementia nurses speak about death Subscription
Nurses must be instilled with greater confidence to speak about the terminal nature of dementia with patients and carers, researchers have warned as a new study shows too many professionals are avoiding the subject.
A therapy that helps people with dementia achieve everyday goals is being rolled out to health and care providers, after a successful trial.
Leading charities are calling for more research into issues surrounding incontinence, as they highlighted that it was one of the biggest issues for many with serious health conditions.
Non-drug approaches should be prioritised in treating agitation in people with Alzheimer’s Disease, according to a group of the world’s leading experts on the condition.
Dementia patients should have location finding devices – like GPS trackers – so that family carers and the police can locate the person in an emergency if they get lost, according to researchers.
The largest-ever survey of care home staff in England has found that neglectful behaviours are widespread and appear to be driven by workload pressures and burn out.
Nurses at Llandudno Hospital are celebrating becoming the first in North Wales to receive national accreditation for their efforts to support patients with dementia.
A class of drugs commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could halve the risk of developing dementia, according to an observational study by UK researchers.
Dementia diagnosis and care could go backwards after being “de-prioritised” by the NHS nationally, campaigners have warned, as new ratings show some areas slipping.
One in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, according to researchers.