Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.
A project promoted meaningful interaction between schoolchildren and older patients
Review of providing continuing healthcare in terms of staff roles, training and competencies
Recognising the integral role of carers of patients with dementia is vital
Can small portable technology be effective in administering cognitive assessments?
This study may assist in planning effective pain treatment for older adults with chronic pain
People with dementia are at higher risk of malnutrition, which can have negative effects
Exploring some of the needs of older LGBTQ+ people with dementia
A critical analysis of the community matron service
The aim of this study was to explore the use of ROPE to examine ageist attitudes
How career progression programmes for care home nurses could be promoted
A capability-based training programme has the potential to support practitioners to develop
Cognitive decline has been associated with and accepted as a consequence of ageing. Diets such as the Mediterranean diet have been investigated for their effect on abating cognitive decline. However, diet is not the only aspect of the Mediterranean life that may play a role – social interaction and cultural engagement may also be influential in preserving cognitive function through the ageing process. This article discusses the perspective on cognitive decline and the influence the Mediterranean diet may have. It highlights that no sole dietary regimen will prevent cognitive decline and the UK healthy eating guidelines reflect those foods included in the Mediterranean diet. The focus should instead be on the way in which people engage with food, society and culture to maintain a healthy body and mind.