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Beth Britton

Stories

  • Older person and nurse

    Is dementia nursing undervalued?Subscription

    8 October, 2012Comments (8)

    When someone with dementia is sat in a hospital bed needing feeding and changing, crying out or being aggressive, many adults recoil at seeing their contemporary in this situation and pity the nurse charged with caring for them. Put a toddler in that bed, needing similar care but not as a result of having dementia, and the nurse is seen as someone who is there to nurture and protect.