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Two older people going through a video consultation on a smart phone. Consultations can now take place via video call over the internet. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: how to protect people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Those with COPD should self-isolate to avoid infection, but nurses can provide care remotely

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COVID-19: illustration showing how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

COVID-19: how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

Blurring organisational boundaries and how we share information are among the changes

Picture of an older man in a hospital gown. Delirium is an acute state of confusion that commonly affects older people, but many risk factors can be mitigated and nurses need to be knowledgeable about it, says Vicky MacRae.

Nurses should be delirium champions and identify people at risk as early as possible

Many risk factors can be mitigated and nurses need to be knowledgeable about it

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SAlly Kitchin and colleagues collecting the 2019 RCNi Commitment to Carers Award

Improving the health and well-being of unpaid carers – initiatives with impact

How Commitment to Carers award nominees have shared their work and inspired others

Picture shows playing cards created by the charity Marie Curie to help broach the subject of death and dying. Early and open conversations with patients and their families can make a huge difference to the end of life experience.

How Marie Curie's Talkabout campaign tackles taboo around death and dying

Early and open conversations can make a huge difference to the end of life experience

Older people's sexual health

Sexual healthcare is not just for the young

Nurses should have the courage to talk about sexual health issues with older patients

Malnutrition and older people

Why unexpected weight loss in older people should not be ignored

Nurses need to debunk the myths about weight and appetite in older age

Stop blaming nurses for malnutrition in older people

Focus instead on the widespread myths in the community about healthy eating

Picture shows a child kissing an older Asian woman. This article is by academics conducting a research project on what can be learned from care of older people in different cultures.

Older people's care in the East and West: What can we learn from other cultures?

Nursing Older People readers are invited to comment on research findings

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Treatment pathways must take account of cultural beliefs

Clinical systems must reflect the diverse range of beliefs that people hold

ROS bone health exercise

How to exercise safely with osteoporosis

The Royal Osteoporosis Society has issued guidance on the advice nurses should give

Dementia choir

Why music can be a valuable tool for improving the lives of people with dementia

TV series with Line of Duty star helps to address the challenges of living with the condition

How an enhanced care initiative has improved dementia services

Introduction of an enhanced nursing care team has reduced use of costly support staff

Audio players project helps stimulate people with dementia

People with dementia are using simple music players to access audiobooks and radio/TV

Boosting students' learning experiences in care homes

Collaborative working has enhanced the learning experience

Nurses should encourage people to talk about dying

Demystify palliative care and advance care planning by helping patients to talk about death

Malnutrition in the community: what you can do to support older people

Why it’s vital nurses recognise risk factors and challenge myths about weight loss and ageing

How can we ease the burden of shopping for older people?

A new board game helps nurses engage with the challenges of shopping for older people

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