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Care of Older People Resource Centre

Care of Older People Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Care of Older People Resource Centre aims to bring together the latest news and clinical articles on a range of conditions specific to older people, to help you provide the best care.

With the numbers of people over 65 increasing in the UK year on year, and the subsequent rise in conditions affecting older people, such as dementia, arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer, it is important for primary care nurses to be aware of how to treat this particular group when they seek health advice.

Latest care of older people news

02.12.16: Drinking “plenty of fluids” may cause worsening symptoms and potential fatalities for patients with reduced renal function, a BMJ case report has revealed.
24.11.16: Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that dementia and Alzheimer's disease are now the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
24.11.16: Patients suffering from simple ankle sprains should not be encouraged to treat it with physiotherapy, but rather taught how to self-manage the injury at home reveals a study published by BMJ.
17.11.16: Substantial rises in demand for care will mean a more difficult than usual winter for the NHS, according to the King’s Fund’s latest quarterly monitoring report.
03.10.16: One in five unpaid carers say they have no choice but to take their loved one to A&E as district nurses and GPs are unavailable

Latest care of older people clinical articles

Friday 24 April 2015
British Heart Foundation expert comments on research revealing the positive affects of quitting smoking even at a later stage of life
Tuesday 27 January 2015
Healthcare professionals warned regular use of over-the-counter treatments linked to dementia.
Monday 26 January 2015
Thousands of deaths from coronary heart disease were prevented in the UK between 2000 – 2007 according to a mathematical analysis.
Friday 23 January 2015
Guidelines for dealing with dementia have been updated by the Department of Health.
Thursday 22 January 2015
Healthcare professionals have been warned that the current exercise guidelines are unrealistic.

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