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Hugh Masters

Forget any myths about nursing careers in dementia care – we’re at the cutting edge

Hugh Masters on why care of people with dementia is at the forefront of nursing innovation

Julie_Newman

‘I love to see residents happy and content, and their relatives reassured’

Julie Newman, manager of Ivybank House care home, Falkirk, reflects on her career to date

'A sense of humour is a must in care of older people'...

Pablo Vilar on why there are more challenges ahead for care workers

'Give 100% to patients and have the most rewarding career'...

Clinical director of Pacific Care Janice Allan says working with older people enables nurses...

Jean Donaldson

'I love being able to influence the provision of quality care'...

Jean Donaldson emphasises the importance of respect and compassion

Chris Knifton

Teaching students to be knowledgeable and compassionate about dementia care

De Montfort University senior lecturer Chris Knifton on why dementia is an increasingly...

Stacey_McCann

Maximising independence for people living with dementia

Belong villages chief operating officer Stacey McCann on supporting residents to live the...

Paul Edwards, Dementia UK director of clinical services

Making a difference in older people's care can only happen if we work as a society, says...

Michelle Duffy

'Pulmonary rehabilitation gives people confidence to get on with their lives'...

Recently made a Queen’s Nurse by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, community...

Carol Miller

‘I was inspired by how patients and families coped’

Nurse specialist Carol Miller on working with Parkinson’s disease patients

60 seconds with care home operations director Louise Barnett 

Have confidence in your abilities and know that every skill you acquire is valuable, says...

Barbara Lawson

‘As nurses, we are always learning and developing’

Barbara Lawson, care home manager of Kincaid House in Greenock, Scotland, explains her...

‘Think about the difference you’ve made to someone’s life’

Dementia nurse consultant Yvonne Manson on why bad days at work should always be considered...

‘Be curious about people and always show compassion’

Research director Professor Tanya McCance on embedding person-centred care in practice...

60 seconds with nursing home matron Sue Paxton

Don't be driven by others' expectations, listen to yourself and take the career path that...

‘Treat each older person as an individual and always care with a smile’

Double award-winning falls coordinator Sharon Love explains why she feels so passionately...

60 seconds with regional Admiral Nurse Zena Aldridge

Follow your heart, not the crowd, and if you are passionate about something pursue it, says...

My job: nurse consultant Karen Goudie

National clinical lead for older people at Healthcare Improvement Scotland Karen Goudie on...

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