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Promoting a brain-healthy lifestyle

01 September 2011

Nursing Older People


The population of older adults is increasing worldwide. Old age is often associated with a continuous decline in memory and along with other forms of cognitive...

Don’t forget my emotional memory

27 February 2017

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

Abnormal memory loss is the hallmark of most forms of dementia that community nurses and primary care teams encounter. Recent policy initiatives such as the...

Therapeutic lying in dementia care

04 September 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

As part of a service evaluation, a questionnaire and a 12-item set of guidelines on the use of therapeutic lies were sent electronically to 76 psychiatrists in north...

Supporting patients with cancer and cognitive impairment

11 February 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice


A weekly drop-in memory service for patients and carers is run at specialist cancer centre the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The informal service was developed to...

Counting costs

31 May 2005

Nursing Standard


Draft guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), currently out for consultation, have suggested that drugs for the treatment...

Edge of endurance

13 March 2007

Nursing Standard

General article

A team of scientists and technicians will spend three months near Everest researching human performance at extreme altitude. Nurse Kay Mitchell is helping run the...

Signs and symptoms of dementia

10 June 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The clinical features of dementia are usually considered in two groups: cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms. Among cognitive symptoms, problems with memory are...