Zena Aldridge

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Dementia in care homes: increasing the diagnosis rate among undiagnosed residents

Dementia in care homes: increasing the diagnosis rate among undiagnosed residents

How a project created a transferable model of good practice on dementia assessments of care home residents

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Nurse assessing cognition of an older woman using a digital tablet in a care home

Dementia diagnosis rates: nurses can make a difference

An accurate diagnosis even at advanced stages can improve people’s quality of life

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No quick fix to meeting the needs of our ageing population

Virtual wards and Hospital at Home services are vital, but require resources

Admiral Nursing: supporting generalist nurses to work with families affected by dementia

Admiral Nursing: supporting generalist nurses to work with families affected by dementia

Understand the training needs of the health and social care workforce in relation to dementia

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Why our well-being and self-care is as important as the people we care for

A rise in flu cases will add to the pressure on nurses over the winter months

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Rejecting the burden myth: why we must reframe society’s view of older people’s care

Specialty needs greater recognition to allow nurses to improve care for this complex cohort

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Zena Aldridge: Reducing risks to people with dementia who go missing

A scheme that helps track down people with dementia who go missing from care homes is being extended to those living in the community, says Admiral Nurse Zena Aldridge.

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Admiral Nursing: case management for families affected by dementia

The number of people with dementia is expected to increase globally. People with dementia are not affected in isolation and any intervention should also support their families and carers. Intervention is best delivered using a relationship-centred approach and a case management model. Case management has an established and successful history in supporting people with long-term conditions and those with a diagnosis of severe mental illness. This article, the last in this dementia series, discusses the Admiral Nursing case management approach to supporting patients and families affected by dementia, and provides recommendations for establishing a gold standard model of case management.