Lesley Carter


Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

Older person

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing

Keeping nutrition on the radar

Keeping prevention of malnutrition and dehydration at the top of our agenda when caring for older people.

Lesley Carter: Nurses are key to preventing malnutrition in older people

More nursing care interventions and follow-up in the community after discharge from hospital would help older people avoid malnutrition and its disastrous spiral of ill health, says Age UK’s Lesley Carter