Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a range of progressive conditions affecting the brain. As a person’s age increases, so does the risk of them developing dementia. It is estimated that by 2025 more than one million people will be living with dementia in the UK. Dementia is therefore an increasingly important topic in the nursing care of older people.
In recognition of Dementia Action Week, which takes place 17-23 May, we have grouped together articles from RCNi’s archive showcasing the nursing role in caring for older people with dementia.
While the articles identify the breadth and scope of nursing practice, what unites them is a recognition that every person living with dementia is unique and should be cared for as an individual. We hope the articles will support you to deliver person-centred dementia care.
Please contact Lisa Berry, editor of Nursing Older People, at email@example.com with your comments, suggestions or feedback and help raise awareness of our content by sharing this resource on social media using the weblink rcni.com/dementia
COVID-19 shaped so much of my training – and for the better, I hope
Students need to be socialised in dementia care earlier during undergraduate nurse education
Nurses can help counter the physical and cognitive decline of older people
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition and can lead to Parkinson’s dementia
Dementia complicates cancer treatment and care and there can be many challenges
Learn how to promote sensitive, tailored use of music in care settings
A dementia nurse specialist who ran an educational support group for carers reflects on it
Gaining consent and supporting people with dementia around the vaccination programme
Nurses have a crucial role in pain assessment for older people and those living with dementia
Literature review on managing behaviour in people with dementia in emergency departments
Improve your knowledge of the condition and its distinct challenges
The status and direction of palliative care for people with dementia