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How acute care managers can support patients with dementia

26 May 2012

Nursing Management


Not all hospital staff have had training in dementia care. This article describes how nurse managers in acute settings can prepare them to manage patients with...

A guide on how to prevent falls and injury in hospitals

01 November 2010

Nursing Older People


Falls among inpatients usually arise from a complex combination of risk factors, including the effects of longstanding and acute illness, the ageing process and the...

A nurse manager’s guide to support patients with dementia

29 July 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Nurses may not have received training to care for patients with dementia. This article explores how nurse managers in acute settings can prepare nurses to manage...

Inclusion of carers when confused relatives are admitted to hospital

28 May 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

It is well recognised that many older people have dementia but have never been investigated or received a formal diagnosis. If they are admitted to acute hospitals...

An innovative approach to hydration for a patient with dementia

28 April 2017

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Nursing older people in acute settings involves the provision of complex care, including the maintenance of good hydration. Dehydration is a serious condition that...