Introduction to living with advanced dementia series
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Introduction to living with advanced dementia series

Margaret Brown Senior Lecturer, Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland
Debbie Tolson Professor of Dementia and Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Centre, Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton, Scotland

Why you should read this article:
  • To recognise the importance of evidence-based best practice for people living with advanced dementia, delivered with compassion and dignity

  • To be aware of the exceptional advanced nursing practice skills and knowledge required to deliver evidence-based care

  • To identify the main challenges experienced by nurses, nurse leaders and nurse educators in delivering evidence-based care to people living with advanced dementia

This is the introductory article in a six-part series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia. It discusses the complex and progressive array of nursing required to meet the needs of individuals, the provision of personal care, learning and leadership, meaningful activity, and palliative and end of life care. A main theme of the series is the exceptional nursing skills and knowledge required to deliver evidence-informed care with compassion and respect for people living with advanced dementia.

This introductory article provides background information to contextualise advanced dementia and identify the main challenges facing nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders.

Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1169

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

margaret.brown@uws.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Brown M, Tolson D (2020) Introduction to living with advanced dementia series. Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1169

Published online: 01 April 2020

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