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Older people’s mental health services: supporting and developing health care assistants

01 July 2007

Mental Health Practice

General

As the proportion of older people in our population rises, an increasing number will receive care and support from mental health services because of anxiety,...

Supporting role

01 January 2007

Nursing Older People

Editorial

As nurses we face many challenges in supporting people with dementia and their families/supporters. Nurses and healthcare assistants, working across a wide variety...

Practice question

30 April 2015

Nursing Older People

Resources

‘Person-centred care’ is a much-used phrase in nursing. According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2010), nurses must ‘be responsible and accountable for safe,...

Using life story work to enhance care

27 October 2011

Nursing Older People

General

Life story work has been promoted as a tool to enhance the care provided to older people, particularly those with dementia. The benefits for individuals, families...

Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Dementia: A Person-Centred Integrated Care Approach

30 November 2017

Nursing Older People

Book review

Dementia care is complex and can involve multiple morbidities, a myriad of services and competing demands on resources. This book explains how to achieve integrated,...

ABC of Dementia

28 November 2014

Nursing Older People

Book Review

THIS BOOK is a delight to read. It provides a practical, accessible overview of dementia and the current context of care from a range of perspectives and experts in...

Enhancing Health and Wellbeing in Dementia

21 February 2018

Nursing Standard

Book review

This book tackles the significant challenge of achieving integrated person-centred care for people with dementia and their families.

Transforming dementia care in acute hospitals

16 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of current developments to support improvements in dementia care in acute general hospital settings. It considers the urgent need...

Challenges in implementing an advance care planning programme in long-term care

31 March 2017

Nursing Older People

Research focus

This study explores the effectiveness of an education programme, Let Me Decide, designed to support the development of advance care planning (ACP) for people with...

Healthcare decision-making: past, present and future, in light of a diagnosis of dementia

31 March 2017

Nursing Older People

Research focus

This study explores experiences of and views of healthcare decision-making in the past, present and future among people with dementia and their family carers.