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The value and ethics of dementia research in the wake of COVID-19

Researchers are keen for findings on the effects of the pandemic, but sensitivity must be...

Care homes and COVID-19: the hidden impact of visiting restrictions

Without steps to allow families access, the psychological effect of lockdowns will be immense

Coping with the death of a colleague: advice and support for nurses

How to deal with bereavement at work and where to go for support

Connect with nature and brighten darkest days

Taking part in a challenge to spend time closer to nature can reduce stress and depression

Some care homes may not survive COVID-19

Anita Astle says pandemic has pushed her to the brink and her nursing home towards bankruptcy

When this is all over, I don’t think things will go back to how they were

Our community nursing teams have increased collaboration and enhanced rapid discharge
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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

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