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Keep a high index of suspicion for COVID-19 in older patients

Follow advice from PHE and be aware that older patients can become suddenly unwell

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: how the pandemic is reshaping social care nursing

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

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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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

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

Sexual healthcare is not just for the young

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

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

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

Treatment pathways must take account of cultural beliefs

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

How to exercise safely with osteoporosis

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

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

Why care workers are such a valuable resource

The chief executive of NACAS on how members can work with nurses to provide better care

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