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Supporting people with dementia to eat

29 June 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

The aim of this systematic review was to identify the best ways of supporting people with dementia to eat. Five electronic databases were searched, with a date range...

Feelings of loneliness and living alone as predictors of mortality in the elderly: the PAQUID study

31 January 2017

Nursing Older People

Research focus

This large population study carried out in France investigated how living alone and feelings of loneliness affect mortality rates in older community-dwelling people.

Loneliness and quality of life in chronically ill rural older adults

31 January 2017

Nursing Older People

Research focus

This article reports on a pilot study of older residents with chronic illness in rural Virginia, US, and the effect loneliness has had on their medication use,...

Consequences of loneliness on physical activity and mortality in older adults and the power of positive emotions

31 January 2017

Nursing Older People

Research focus

This longitudinal study examined the effect of greater happiness on the mortality and physical activity rates in a population of community-dwelling older people. In...

Effect of social isolation on mortality and ill health

31 January 2017

Nursing Older People

Research focus

Social isolation, or the perception of it, is far from inevitable for older people and is not a ‘normal’ part of ageing. However, nurses in all settings encounter...

What approach should I take if I think an older person is lonely?

28 February 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

The normal human emotion of loneliness is a sign of wanting contact with people and it is known that prolonged exposure to loneliness can have a devastating effect...

Positive Communication Activities to Reduce Isolation and Improve the Wellbeing of Older Adults

29 January 2018

Nursing Older People

Book review

This book aims to provide activity organisers with a range of tools and ideas to use with older people to boost their confidence, self-esteem, life skills and...

Positive Communication

07 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Book review

This book provides activity organisers with tools to use with older people to boost their confidence, life skills and well-being.

Practice question

29 January 2015

Nursing Older People

Resources

When there is a change in a patient’s condition clear, concise communication with colleagues is vital to ensure the patient remains safe. Older people in any setting...

Assessment of older adults in the emergency department

21 July 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Older people make extensive use of emergency departments, yet there is evidence that optimum care is difficult to provide for those with complex health and social...