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The use of music and singing to help manage anxiety in older adults

13 February 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The number of older adults in the UK is increasing, and they are vulnerable to long-term anxiety, depression, pain and dementia. These conditions can to some extent...

Treating depression in older adults

09 March 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

As a treatment for depression, behavioural activation is as effective as cognitive behaviour therapy but less complex. Its simplicity and the absence of a cognitive...

Mental health and functional mental disorder in older adults

01 October 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

The available literature on mental health and older people tends to focus on dementia rather than functional illness, despite the greater prevalence of the latter....

Older people with learning disabilities Part 2: accessing care and the implications for nursing practice

01 March 2005

Nursing Older People

CPD

In the second of two articles, Robert Jenkins concludes his discussion of nursing care for older people with learning disabilities by considering some barriers to...

Adequacy of training in dementia care for acute hospital staff

27 May 2012

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

People with dementia are frequently admitted to general wards where their dementia is often unrecognised and related healthcare needs are unaddressed. This article...

Barriers to effective nutritional care for older adults

27 September 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article reviews the relationship between ageing and nutrition. The vulnerability of older adults to nutritional decline is explored and the importance of...

Caring for older adults with learning disabilities

20 February 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

Older patients with learning disabilities have greater physical and mental healthcare needs than the general population. However, because of a lack of knowledge...

A short mnemonic to support the comprehensive geriatric assessment model

Emergency Nurse

evidence & practice

With an increasing number of older people using emergency services, researchers have raised concerns about the quality of care in an environment that is not designed...

Nurses’ views about services for older people with learning disabilities

03 April 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Aim To explore nurses’ views of the strengths and weaknesses of current patterns of service provision for older people with learning disabilities in relation to...

Nurses’ views about services for older people with learning disabilities

22 April 2009

Nursing Older People

Feature

Aim To explore nurses’ views of the strengths and weaknesses of current patterns of service provision for older people with learning disabilities in relation to...