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The management of frailty in practice

Frailty is a recognised state of increased vulnerability to adverse outcomes resulting from...

Deconditioning due to hospitalisation

A combination of two historic papers and one new paper has provided evidence on...

Advance care planning for people with dementia

UK policy and guidance state that people should have their preferences and priorities for...

Research focus: social isolation and its effect on mortality and ill health

Compiled by Vicki Leah, nurse consultant for older people, University College London...

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Singing, music and dance in Parkinson’s disease

Three research articles of interest to nurses of older people

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Oral health for older people

Summaries of three studies into issues of concern for older people's nurses...

Advance care planning for people with dementia

Advance care planning (ACP) provides a framework for discussing and documenting care...

Advance care planning for nursing home residents with dementia: policy vs. practice

Despite the potential benefits of ACP for nursing home residents with dementia, the authors...

Health care professionals’ perspectives of advance care planning for people with

This comprehensive synthesis of published literature from a team in Northern Ireland focused...

Uptake of a newly implemented advance care planning program in a dementia diagnostic

Through a three-stage project in a specialist memory clinic in Australia, researchers...

Involving carers and families in the care of their loved ones

The involvement of family and friends as carers when older people are in hospital is an...

Collaboration between relatives of elderly patients and nurses and its relation to

Danish researchers investigated how collaboration between relatives and nurses affects...

Carer engagement in the hospital care of older people: an integrative literature review

There is a lack of definitions, evidence and guidance about carer engagement in hospitals...

How do we facilitate carers’ involvement in decision making?

Despite being 15 years old, this study remains relevant. To investigate carer involvement in...

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