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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

11.01.17: Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among people with Alzheimer’s disease in a community setting, according to a new study from Finland.
20.12.16: A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.
15.12.16: Updated guidance has been released for registered nurses about handling death, including factoring in the family’s religious and cultural beliefs.
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.

Latest care of older people clinical articles

Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
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.

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