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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...

The mental capacity act and dementia research

01 April 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

For research to have an impact on people with dementia, they need to be involved in studies. However, undertaking research with participants who may lack capacity to...

Recurrence of post traumatic stress disorder

01 September 2005

Nursing Older People


Traumatic events can have an enduring effect on an individual’s wellbeing, even causing a recurrence of trauma-related stress symptoms 50 years later. This lasting...

How to develop an intensive support team for older people in mental health crisis

12 October 2021

Mental Health Practice

Community care

Older adults living with mental health issues often experience crises and require urgent intervention. It has been shown that assessing and treating older people who...