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Nutritional strategies to reduce falls risk in older people

23 March 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

A literature review found an association between increased falls risk and malnutrition, sarcopenia, vitamin D deficiency and dehydration. Strategies to identify,...

Infection prevention and control challenges of using a therapeutic robot

23 March 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

This work was part of a National Institute for Health Research participatory action research and practice development study, which focused on the use of a...

Attitudes towards caring for older people: findings and recommendations for practice

01 May 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards working with older people, including their perception of how other professionals perceived their...

Attitudes towards caring for older people: literature review and methodology

01 April 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Care of older people is often referred to as a ‘Cinderella’ service and is not seen as an attractive career option in health care, but with the global population...

Assessment and management of older people with venous leg ulcers

19 June 2018

Nursing Older People

Wound care

A venous leg ulcer (VLU) is defined as the loss of skin below the knee on the leg or foot in the presence of venous disease, which takes more than two weeks to heal....

Prevention of contractures in older people living in long-term care settings

08 May 2018

Nursing Older People

Mobility

Joint contractures, or limitations in the full range of movement of joints, are common in older people living in long-term care settings. They result in physical...

Horticultural therapy in dementia care: a literature review

20 January 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To present a narrative review of the empirical literature on the use of horticultural therapy in dementia care. Method A comprehensive literature search,...

Sexual health and well-being in later life

04 March 2020

Nursing Older People

healthy ageing

Sexual health in later life is becoming increasingly important as more people are reaching older age and are remaining sexually active well into their seventies and...

Advanced ophthalmic nurse practitioners: the potential to improve outcomes for older people with cataracts

17 June 2020

Nursing Older People

advanced level practice

An ageing population has led to a substantial increase in the prevalence of visual impairments, which can compromise lifestyle, health and general physical and...

Delivering personal care for people with advanced dementia

05 August 2020

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

This is the second article in a six-part series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia. This article considers...