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Meeting the challenge of caring for an ageing population in Ireland

08 December 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The age profile of Irish people with a learning disability has changed significantly prompting a call for the development of the role of the gerontological clinical...

Storytelling reveals the active, positive lives of centenarians

01 October 2010

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim To present alternative stories of ageing that countered the prevailing negative stereotypes of older people by interviewing centenarians about their lives....

Promoting skin health in older people

01 December 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article examines general skin care for older people, including barrier function and changes associated with the ageing process. A systematic approach to skin...

Cancer and older people

01 April 2003

Nursing Older People

CPD

This article considers some causes of cancer, diagnostic assessments and treatment options, as well as some of the myths surrounding the appropriate care of older...

The importance of identity in falls prevention

01 March 2011

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim To explore the meaning of falling for older people who had participated in a falls prevention programme to establish the importance of identity in falls...

Infection control in older people

01 April 2001

Nursing Older People

General

Older people are susceptible to infection because of the physiological changes which accompany ageing and because they tend to develop additional underlying diseases...

How older people with learning disabilities perceive ageing

01 July 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

This article discusses the author’s use of reflexivity in trying to gain a better understanding of ageing in older people with learning disabilities. In the general...

Dancing to keep young@heart

01 March 2008

Mental Health Practice

Health promotion

Since the 1980s, pit closures have had devastating effects on many villages, towns and communities in England, especially in the Midlands and the north. Waddington...

Medications and older people

01 September 2000

Nursing Older People

CPD

The key to benefiting older people through medication lies in the proper diagnosis of illness, correct prescription of drugs and vigilant monitoring of intended and...

Beliefs of students about growing older and perceptions of working in gerontology

29 January 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

An ageing population that is increasing does not necessarily mean an increase in people who require health and social care. However, it is predicted that a wide...