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Assessing pain in cognitively impaired older adults

02 June 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Accurate assessments of pain help healthcare professionals to identify its source and manage it appropriately. Pain in cognitively impaired older adults...

Cognitive impairment and congestive heart failure

14 July 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background The course of heart failure can be unpredictable and uncontrolled symptoms are the main problem. This review analyses the current literature surrounding...

Cognitive impairment and behavioural difficulties in patients with Huntington’s disease

10 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a degenerative, neurological disorder that has physical, psychological and cognitive effects. A review of the nursing literature on HD...

Supporting patients with cancer and cognitive impairment

11 February 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Feature

A weekly drop-in memory service for patients and carers is run at specialist cancer centre the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The informal service was developed to...

Undertaking capacity assessments for people with dementia in general hospitals

30 August 2016

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

Ensuring that older patients are discharged from hospital in a safe and appropriate manner is a fundamental aspect of nursing care. However, it is clear from the...

The effect of dementia on patients, informal carers and nurses

30 May 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This article explores the effect of dementia on individuals with dementia, their families and nursing staff. It explores the diagnostic issues that are important for...

Managing verbal agitation in people with dementia and delirium

26 February 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Patients with dementia and delirium in acute hospitals can exhibit verbal agitation, but there is no research on rate of occurrence or how ward staff manage such...

Cognitive impairment in older people living in the community

26 February 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the prevalence and severity of cognitive impairment among older people living in the community in Cebu City, the Philippines. Method The cognitive...

Transforming dementia care in an NHS trust

29 January 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust was one of nine trusts selected to take part in the RCN development programme transforming dementia care in hospitals during 2013. The...

The complexity of pain assessment in older people

24 September 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Pain is common in older people and its assessment is an important part of the nurse’s role. Asking people about their pain is considered the most accurate and...