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Dementia design checklist

01 October 2010

Nursing Older People


Sarah Waller and Abigail Masterson were mistaken when they wrote in their editorial that the work of the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) on the physical...

We can change care for older people if we take control

07 April 2009

Nursing Standard


Further to the article on new guidance from the Nursing and Midwifery Council on caring for older people (analysis March 18), I am disheartened that we need such a...

Nurse’s interventions offer excellence in dementia care

06 July 2010

Nursing Standard


Community psychiatric nurse Kate Hendy demonstrates the importance of working closely with people with dementia and their carers to provide the right support...

Managing pain in patients with dementia in hospital

26 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This is the fourth article in a series of five on dementia. Pain experienced by people with dementia is often poorly managed. Chronic pain can lead to further...

Understanding challenging behaviour in patients with dementia

02 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The fifth and final article in the series on patients with dementia in acute care examines challenging behaviour. Hospital admission, combined with unfamiliar...

Caring for people with dementia in A&E

01 October 2006

Emergency Nurse


Dementia affects about one person in 20 over the age of 65, and one in three over the age of 90 (Gow and Gilhooly 2003).

Supporting people with dementia in acute hospital settings

05 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is the first in a series of five focusing on the needs of patients with dementia. The number of people with dementia accessing acute care is rising. The...

The assessment and management of pain in people with dementia in care homes

26 September 2010

Nursing Older People


Pain is an unpleasant, subjective sensation and a universal human experience. However, under-recognition of pain in people with dementia is common; with verbal and...