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Care of the Older Person

How common is dysphagia in older adults living at home and what are the potential risk factors?

The systematic review undertook a comprehensive search of published and unpublished studies using a range of electronic databases (including MEDLINE, EBSCO etc.) and citation searches up to 2014. One...

Cost effectiveness of fall prevention programmes for older adults

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review by Winser et al (2020) and expand upon the findings in the context of clinical practice..

Family dynamics and caring for older people

A rapid decision may be needed, for example, if the person's home is no longer suitable due to mobility issues after a hip fracture, and the hospital is pressing for discharge. The family may have...

Caring for older LGBT+ people

Unfortunately, many LGBT+ people are distrustful of healthcare, often having a reluctance to fully engage with it. This is due to the prevalence of homophobia..

Supporting resilience in older people: implications for nursing practice

Resilience has been defined as a noun and a process. When defined as a process, it has been referred to as dynamic, changing over the course of one's lifetime and in response to the specific context...

The role of the district nurse in screening and assessment for frailty

Working as a student district nurse, current practice is to use the Rockwood et al (2005) frailty screening tool as part of the initial assessment. Assessment is a key element in the nursing process...

Nausea and vomiting in end-of-life care: managing this debilitating symptom in the community

Confidentiality will be maintained throughout this case study with the use of pseudonyms in accordance with the standards set in the Code (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2018)..

Nurse-led home modification interventions for community-dwelling older adults with dementia and their impact on falls prevention

In order to reach older adults with dementia living in the community, a doctor in the neurology outpatient clinic of a local public hospital was interviewed. Older adults with dementia were identified...

Faecal incontinence and dementia

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (2007) clearly set out guidance for all health professionals who are managing a patient with faecal incontinence. The guidance states that...

Fall prevention programmes for older adults in the community: impact on rate of falls

Sherrington et al's (2020) systematic review involved a vigorous search of nine databases from the date of inception to 7 November 2019. This included searches for ongoing and recently completed...

Link between housing and health and how it affects older people

The Hyde Housing Association Ltd (2021) stated that anyone can apply for housing, but eligibility criteria would need to be met for the range of housing available. Eligibility would be based on need,...

Pharmacology, polypharmacy and the older adult: a review

Ageing brings about a number of changes in the body, and the ageing process begins to affect the way the body handles medicines around the time a person reaches their forties..

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