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Learning disabilities and dementia: a nursing student’s A to Z guide

08 June 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

People with learning disabilities are at added risk of developing dementia. Healthcare professionals’ lack of awareness of this condition among service users with...

Developing a support group for carers of people living with dementia

27 January 2021

Nursing Older People

Dementia

Significant numbers of people in the UK care for someone living with dementia. Providing support for carers is socially and economically important, enabling them to...

Nurses’ attitudes towards caring for people with dementia in acute hospital settings: a literature review

22 July 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

People with dementia are often admitted to acute hospital settings and it is essential that nurses recognise their complex needs. However, research shows that this...

Using virtual care interventions to provide person-centred care to hospitalised older people with dementia

11 November 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

Background Being in an unfamiliar environment away from family can exacerbate emotional stress in hospitalised older people with dementia. Technology solutions can...

Medicines management for people with dementia

22 February 2019

Nursing Standard

CPD

Dementia care has evolved over the years, with a rise in person-centred non-pharmacological interventions such as reminiscence therapy, reality orientation and...

Medicines management for people with dementia

03 December 2018

Nursing Standard

CPD

Dementia care has evolved over the years, with a rise in person-centred non-pharmacological interventions such as reminiscence therapy, reality orientation and...

Holistic pain assessment in older people and older people living with dementia

06 January 2021

Nursing Older People

pain

Pain occurs in a wide range of diseases and long-term conditions associated with ageing and can affect every aspect of an individual’s life, reducing their ability...

Timely diagnosis and disclosure of dementia for patients and their families: exploring the views of GPs

24 December 2019

Mental Health Practice

Service users

Background Timely diagnosis involves making and sharing a diagnosis at a time and in a way that are most appropriate for the physical, emotional, medical and other...

Nursing students’ experiences of, and socialisation in, dementia care in the acute hospital setting

05 May 2021

Nursing Older People

Dementia

Background An ageing population with a range of co-morbidities means the number of hospital admissions of older people with dementia is increasing. People with...

Supporting the carers of people with dementia

04 January 2019

Nursing Standard

evidence and practice

Dementia is a progressive neurological syndrome. Because of its complexity and longevity, dementia can have a negative effect on the health of informal carers,...