Early stage dementia
Rose Gallacher Staff nurse, Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley
A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s health promotion advice to older people with progressive conditions
Less than half of older people with dementia are diagnosed with the condition. I was surprised to read that general nurses report being unprepared to cope with the needs of people with dementia, and mental health nurses report being unprepared to meet their physical care needs.
Nursing Standard. 28, 20,61-61. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.01.28.20.61.s50