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Alzheimer’s disease: the psychological and physical effects of the caregiver’s role. Part 2

01 May 2008

Nursing Older People

Care

The purpose of this study was to investigate the physical and psychological effects on informal caregivers of looking after a person with Alzheimer’s disease. A...

Rehabilitation for older people with dementia

22 October 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

It should not be assumed that living with dementia means a complete loss of abilities. However, people with dementia are not always allowed to realise their full...

Alzheimer’s disease: caring for the carers

01 May 2004

Mental Health Practice

CPD

Support from carers is a key factor in the community care of people with dementia, but the role of the caregiver can be detrimental to the physical, mental and...

Admiral nurses’ role in a dementia carers’ information programme

13 November 2008

Nursing Older People

Clinical

Admiral nurses support families and carers of those affected by dementia and the future provision of dementia care must take into account the needs of carers. This...

Alzheimer’s disease: the psychological and physical effects of the caregiver’s role. Part 1

01 May 2008

Nursing Older People

Care

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can cause emotional, psychological and physical problems. In most cases of Alzheimer’s disease, at least two individuals...

The ways in which dramas affect public perceptions of ageing

01 April 2011

Nursing Older People

Feature

Soap operas and dramas attract huge audiences and seek to reflect real life (Caughie 2000), yet little has been written about whether depictions of health problems...

Night respite care: relieving the burden on people caring for relatives with dementia

01 May 2001

Nursing Older People

General

There are few published reports of night-time respite care for people with dementia. We review the literature on effectiveness of respite care and report on an audit...

Sexuality for people with learning disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease: the Ex-PLISSIT model

01 May 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

People with learning disabilities have been marginalised as a result of majority social views, and their sexual needs and rights are commonly ignored by health and...

Caring for people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease in the early stages of assessment

10 May 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

A significant proportion of people with Down syndrome will develop Alzheimer’s disease, but their impaired cognitive abilities and healthcare professionals’ lack of...

Effect of time of day on language in healthy ageing and Alzheimer’s disease

26 March 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To investigate whether narrative discourse followed a diurnal pattern across one ten-hour day in healthy ageing people and those with mild to moderate...