Tag Archives: Nursing Standard

Dementia Assessment and Referral to GPs: DeAR-GP (NICE / HIN)

Summary It was already known that between 75% – 89% of care home residents have dementia, but many of these persons do not receive a diagnosis. The Health Innovation Network (HIN) worked with five care homes to design the Dementia … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care to Prevent Malnutrition Among Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary An estimated 1.3 million people over the age of 65 are believed to be malnourished in the UK. This article touches on steps to improve the nutritional status of patients at New Cross Hospital, among other related topics. Full … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk in Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary Attempted suicide is not unknown among people with dementia but there is a lack of evidence to guide professional practice. This article explores risk management strategies and the ethics of suicide / assisted suicide by taking one specific patient … Continue reading

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The Dementia Screening Debate Revisited (British Psychological Society / BMJ / Nursing Standard)

Summary The British Psychological Society (BPS) recently drew attention to the ongoing debate concerning dementia case-finding schemes and policies. “The drive in the UK and US towards early diagnosis of dementia is not backed by evidence of benefit, says a study published … Continue reading

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Dementia Guide: Care of People with Dementia in Hospital Settings (RCN)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary This guide from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has been produced to help nursing staff care … Continue reading

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Dementia Champions in Scotland (Nursing Standard / BMJ)

Summary The Scottish government plans to have 300 dementia champions by 2013. The champions are recruited from health and social care staff and given training which enables them to lead improvements in care. Supporters of the scheme say that these … Continue reading

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