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Responding to agitation in people with dementia

01 July 2010

Nursing Older People

Feature

Agitation is a symptom rather than a condition and thus an indicator of, for example, unmet care needs or biopsychosocial problems. Non-pharmacological interventions...

Prevention, recognition and management of delirium in patients who are critically ill

04 October 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Delirium is common in patients who are critically ill, often resulting in extended hospital stays and increased mortality and morbidity. There are several subtypes...

Managing verbal agitation in people with dementia and delirium

26 February 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Patients with dementia and delirium in acute hospitals can exhibit verbal agitation, but there is no research on rate of occurrence or how ward staff manage such...

Staff’s views on managing symptoms of dementia in nursing home residents

28 November 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To identify the most common and distressing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing homes and to identify staff preferences...

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...

Caring for older people experiencing agitation

25 March 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Agitation commonly affects older adults, particularly those living in care homes and in hospital settings. Agitation can be distressing to experience, may be...