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What is an older husband’s experience of caring for his wife who has dementia?

06 November 2019

Nursing Older People

literature review

A significant number of informal carers look after people who have dementia. Women’s caring experiences are well documented. However, a substantially smaller amount...

Open AccessA relationship-centred approach to managing pain in dementia

29 January 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

The presence of pain in a person with dementia can often be missed. The diagnosis of dementia can overshadow the pain-inducing symptoms of other co-morbid conditions...

Supporting staff to care for people with dementia who experience distress reactions

29 August 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This article outlines the development of distress reaction training in a large care home charity, provided by directly employed My Home Life Admiral nurses, who are...

Implementation of e-portfolios for the professional development of Admiral Nurses

24 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Nurses are required to maintain their fitness to practise through continuing professional development activities, and must demonstrate this by maintaining a...

Suicide risk in informal carers of people living with dementia

05 June 2018

Nursing Older People

Mental health

With an ageing population comes an increasing risk of illnesses such as dementia and a growing need for care. There are 670,000 informal, unpaid carers in the UK,...

Supporting family carers via the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline: reflection on a case study

13 May 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

In the UK, the quality of post-diagnostic care and support for people with dementia and their family carers is variable and depends on the availability of services...