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Dementia

NHS CHC does not reflect the cultural needs of all people with dementia

We need to ensure people from BME backgrounds have equitable access to NHS Continuing...

The Care Certificate: a step in the right direction?

Care Certificate is a step on the right path for carer training, suggests report evaluation

Social healthcare

Adapting overseas models of health and social care to the UK: what could work?

Providing help funded through long-term care insurance may be part of the answer

How to inform service users quickly in dementia care

Nurses and people with dementia can work together to conduct research that informs services

How our youth-obsessed culture affects attitudes to ageing skin

Nurses can help to promote a more positive approach to skincare in older people

Male nurse

The stereotypes and gender barriers that stop men working in hospices

A hospice nurse is caring, empathetic, kind and wise… so why is our image of that person...

The day to remember in older people's care...

With all the celebratory days, pressure injury prevention day is one worthy of a calendar...

Boxing

Exercise must have a place in everyday life of care homes

Encouraging a full range of movement in older people provides astonishing benefits

Beth Britton & her father

‘Mum and I were confused as to why Dad would be given morphine’

Gosport case causes dementia campaigner to reflect on her father's treatment...

A nurse with a clipboard talks to an elderly patient in a hospital bed

Putting the care back into healthcare: What Matters to You?

A new campaign aims to make compassion central to the healthcare experiences of older people

Why dementia-friendly boroughs matter

The London borough community initiative that is exploring what a dementia-friendly borough...

Get moving: take on the challenge of patient mobility

Nurses can help educate patients on how to prevent deconditioning due to bed rest and...

CPR or comfort measures: between a rock and a hard place

The Resuscitation Council (UK) states that less than 10% of people who have cardiopulmonary...

Why older people's oral health matters

Enabling older people to look after their teeth helps prevent serious disease and allows...

Laughter, friendship and dementia

A project has enabled people affected by dementia to collaborate with artists and share...

Putting feet first when caring for patients with diabetes

For patients with diabetes knowing how to take care of their feet and when to seek...

Keeping nutrition on the radar

Keeping prevention of malnutrition and dehydration at the top of our agenda when caring for...

We could all do more to combat loneliness

Nurses are well placed to help those in their care to access support for loneliness

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