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Hope and dementia

Hope is a very personal construct, meaning different things for different people, and it is likely to change over the course of time. We are all able to think of things which give us hope when things...

The power of a cup of tea: psychosocial interventions in dementia

In her book, Mitchell (2022) talks about her relationship with, and the importance of, a cup of tea while living with dementia:.

Dementia and communication

Dementia, what ever the subtype, is caused by underlying disease processes and damage to the nerve cells in the brain. This damage impairs our executive function - the processes in our brains which...

Caring for a person living with dementia: identifying and assessing a carer's needs

Lewis and colleagues (2014) estimated that there are in excess of 700 000 unpaid carers supporting people living with dementia. They went on to suggest that if the ratio of unpaid carers to people...

Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for dementia: what primary care nurses need to know

While there is yet to be a cure for dementia, we know more about its causes and some of the life course factors that may increase a person's risk of developing the condition later in life. The risks...

Dementia: recognition and cognitive testing in community and primary care settings

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE, 2018) guideline, amongst many other things, recommends people thought to have dementia receive timely access to an assessment with the...

Faecal incontinence management in dementia patients

Faecal incontinence involves the involuntary and frequent loss of stool, making it a distressing condition that has a significantly negative effect on the quality of life of the person affected (Ahmad...

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...

Effectiveness of individually tailored exercise on functional capacity and mobility in nursing home residents

An observational cohort study was conducted in a nursing home in the province of Padua, Italy. All residents who were admitted to the nursing home between January 2014 and December 2016 were enrolled...

Managing incontinence in people with dementia

Urinary incontinence can be classified into seven types (Bardsley, 2016), as follows:.

Palliative care for community patients diagnosed with dementia: a systematic review

This qualitative systematic review explores the evidence surrounding the views of health professionals working in the community who provide palliative care to patients diagnosed with dementia..

Recognition and assessment of dementia in primary care

Dementia is an umbrella term that is used to describe a group of symptoms that are characterised by behavioural changes and loss of cognitive and social functioning. It is caused by progressive...

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