Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?

Japan has the most aged population in the world. Not only do people live longer in Japan,...

Simulation-based training to teach nurses skills in falls assessment and prevention

Simulation-based training to teach nurses skills in falls assessment and prevention

A simulation-based training course was designed to support the development of nurses’ skills...

Practice of Namaste Care for people living with dementia in the UK

Practice of Namaste Care for people living with dementia in the UK

Originating in the US, Namaste Care aims to improve quality of life for people with advanced...

4AT assessment

Improving the identification of patients with delirium using the 4AT assessment

Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that all those working with older people will...

Older people with dementia

Challenges of implementing and embedding a programme to improve care for older people...

The authors took part in a national research project that evaluated an intervention to...

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

Developing a holistic, multidisciplinary community service for frail older people

This article explores the development of an ambulatory community service that demonstrates...

CPD articles

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

Sexuality is as important in older age as it is throughout life, and its expression can be...

Skin health

Maintaining skin health in older people

Skin changes associated with age are inevitable. Ageing is associated with structural and...

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Assessment, prevention and treatment of faecal incontinence in older people

Faecal incontinence is an impaired ability to control the passage of stool, often described...

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

A venous leg ulcer (VLU) is defined as the loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot in...

Assessment and management of older patients with delirium in acute settings

Care of older patients with delirium in hospital

This article aims to assist nurses and nursing students to consider the presentation of...

Accupuncture

Approaches to acute pain management in older people

Pain is a diverse, individual experience and is associated with distress and suffering...

How to

Hearing loss

How to address the communication needs of older patients with hearing loss

Hearing loss is a common problem in older people and may have a negative effect on their...

Planning

How to use advance care planning in a care home

Admission to a care home is a major event for many individuals and, for some, a time when...

Practice question

Experiencs

Older people’s feedback on care

What are the best ways of capturing and drawing on older people’s experiences of care to...

Why is future care planning so important for people living with frailty?

Why early conversations about end of life care are essential for people living with frailty

Adv_Care_planning

How can advance care planning improve end of life care for nursing home residents?

How PEACE planning can guide nursing home staff and community nursing teams

How can critical thinking make me a better nurse?

Critical thinking can help nurses provide excellent care and improve patient well-being

How you can support an older patient experiencing anxiety and depression

How would I recognise if someone with dementia was experiencing anxiety or depression and...

How do I care for a person with a stoma and dementia?

Living with dementia and a stoma

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