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Care of older people with epilepsy

26 February 2011

Nursing Older People


This article provides an overview of epileptic seizures, aetiology, diagnosis and treatment. It aims to explore relevant clinical management issues when caring for...

Dysphagia management for progressive neurological conditions

29 March 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses some of the issues surrounding dysphagia management for patients with progressive neurological conditions. It is important that health...

Efficacy and safety of cannabis for treating children with refractory epilepsy

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

The aim of this literature review was to examine the evidence base for the safety and efficacy of cannabis in treating children with refractory epilepsy. Clinical...

Living made easy

14 April 2009

Nursing Standard


Specialist nurses are using telemedicine to transform services for patients with epilepsy in remote rural and island communities. They provide solutions to social as...

Personal insight

25 May 2010

Nursing Standard


At the age of 38 nuese Garth Ravenhill was diagnosed with Parkinson's. since then heand his wife Kim have to re-evaluate their lives.

Diagnosis and management of myasthenia gravis

21 June 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Myasthenia gravis is a rare long-term neurological condition that is characterised by fluctuating skeletal muscle weakness and fatigue, as well as respiratory...

Time to change epilepsy services

28 October 2014

Primary Health Care


Only about 50% of people diagnosed with epilepsy achieve freedom from seizures, despite numerous reports showing that numbers could be improved significantly if...

The hidden cost of constipation

25 June 2014

Primary Health Care


Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions for which treatment is sought and tens of millions are spent every year in hospital admissions,...

Motor neurone disease: an overview

06 December 2011

Primary Health Care


Motor neurone disease (MND) is a rare progressive neurological condition for which there is no known cause or cure. Degeneration of muscle function leads to weakness...

Refresh and re-invigorate your patients with gentle exercise

06 July 2011

Primary Health Care


NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been piloting an exercise programme that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with long-term neurological...