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Zena Aldridge: Reducing risks to people with dementia who go missing

A scheme that helps track down people with dementia who go missing from care homes is being...

Engaging Somali and South Asian communities in end of life planning

The duty of the healthcare professional in emphasising the importance of end of life care...

Forget research incentives and get to know older people instead

Recruitment for a study was fun once Lillian Jones stopped thinking about it

‘I have Alzheimer’s and I have a voice’

A scheme devised by and for people living with dementia is enabling them to share their...

Anguish and guilt at outliving adult children

Successful management of long-term conditions may mean more older people facing the cruel...

Being research-savvy in acute care settings

In an often complicated system, nurses need to know what evidence can be trusted to improve...

There are many ways of helping when death approaches

This year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week challenges the public to think about how they can...

Writing can seriously improve your well-being

A project to place artists in care homes is helping older people free their creative spirits.

Correct use of inhalers is our responsibility

The UK Inhaler Group has issued a set of standards for healthcare professionals advising on...

Older people with HIV enter uncharted territory

Health and social care providers need training to meet the needs of over 50s with HIV.

Why we need music in care homes

How music therapy encourages people with dementia to engage with their environment.

Value of many small big ideas

Enhanced health in care home vanguards are producing positive results.

John’s Campaign can make hospitals more dementia friendly

Open visiting for carers of people with dementia in hospital is proving popular.

If you know a lonely older person, try tea and empathy

Contact the Elderly has devised an innovative way to bring together isolated older people...

When education is not enough: turning the tide on staff shortages in older people’s

Education needs to be matched with dynamic career pathways that attract professionals to the

​Sleepwalking into crisis

Nursing shortages and the financial challenges facing the NHS are putting the future of

Reducing health inequalities for older LGBTQ+ people

Older LGBTQ+ people have low expectations of health and social care as they age, and fears

Best possible care for prisoners at the end of life

A team at HM Prison Norwich have received a prestigious award for high quality palliative

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