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Dementia

Implementation of a patient progress diary for stoma patients living with dementia

The management of the holistic needs of a patient with a stoma and dementia were identified as requiring an individualised and person-centred approach, due to the fact that dementia is a complex...

Service user and carer experiences of the advanced nurse practitioner role in a memory assessment team

Memory assessment teams are viewed as specialist diagnostic services (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE), 2019) and have an integral role in ensuring people receive a timely...

Role of nurses in addressing modifiable risk factors for early Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment

Based on their assessment of the published literature and personal experience, the advisors determined that MRFs for early Alzheimer's disease and MCI fall broadly into four areas where there is...

Extreme pacemaker reel syndrome in an elderly patient with cognitive impairment

A wheelchair-bound 82-year-old female with documented dementia presented to the emergency department (ED) following syncopal episodes. Eight months earlier a single-chamber VVI pacemaker had been...

A multicentre prospective audit of bedside hydration in hospital

Data were collected by off-shift junior doctors on audit proformas approved by all local audit boards. Data collected included patient demographics and admission-related information, including...

Constraints and ethical tensions in the area of young-onset dementia

This study drew from the experiences of health professionals to explore models of care for YOD. For those interviewed, the experience of providing care for people with YOD was characterised by...

Developing the advanced nurse practitioner role in a memory service

‘Ensure that the person has a timely diagnosis delivered compassionately and taking into account their personal needs and circumstances.’ Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Policy...

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