Category Archives: Practical Advice

Practical advice for practical people

Guidance on Raising Concerns (RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has issued guidance to support nurses concerning raising concerns, wherever they work i.e. whether in the NHS or in private / independent sector. Section headings cover: Raising Concerns Raising concerns or whistle blowing? … Continue reading

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Recommendations For Better Sleep and Brain Health (BBC News / GCBH / Age UK)

Summary The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) has released a report which summarises recommendations for the public, in particular for people aged over 50, about getting better sleep for improved brain health. Older people are advised to aim for seven … Continue reading

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Driving With Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment (EBMH / The Mental Elf)

Summary A review the current guidelines and evidence relating to driving and dementia (and driving with mild cognitive impairment) which is intended to help clinicians offer advice and make decisions about driving safety. The assessment tools / strategies available are … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to Effective Communication with Persons Living With Dementia (DementiaUK)

Summary A concise guide to better verbal and non-verbal communication skills, designed for all audiences. Full Text Link Reference Tips for better communication with a person living with dementia. London: DementiaUK / Admiral Nursing Direct, October 2015.

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Layman’s Guide To Understanding – And Helping – People With Dementia (Good Care Group)

Summary The Good Care Group have released a “Dementia: through their eyes” guide on person-centred care for people with dementia who prefer to remain living at home. It offers practical advice on communicating, eating well and improving wellbeing. Section headings … Continue reading

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Stay Well This Winter Campaign (BBC News / NHS England / PHE)

Summary A campaign backed by NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) offers suggestions, particularly for the vulnerable and elderly, to help them “stay well” during the winter and thereby reduce avoidable demand on GP services and A&E. The official … Continue reading

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