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Does pain increase delirium risk in people with dementia during a hospital admission?
Alexandra Feast describes a study which highlights how people with dementia experienced pain for a substantial part of their admission without being able to communicate this pain. It explores the relationship between pain, dementia and delirium.
Improving the care of patients with dementia in an acute care setting
General hospitals are designed to deliver safe, effective and often highly technological care. For people with dementia, however, these unfamiliar clinical environments can be frightening, disorientating and a threat to independence and wellbeing.
Dignity - supporting toilet access and use in frail older people
The aim of the "Behind Closed Doors" campaign is to raise awareness that people, whatever their age and physical ability, should be able to choose to use the toilet in private in all care settings.
Peri-operative Care for Older Patients Undergoing Surgery
The rate of older people undergoing surgical procedures is increasing faster than the rate of population ageing . Despite this progress, older surgical patients remain at increased risk.
Safe Nurse Staffing Levels on Wards
Can it be used by nurses to determine whether staffing levels are safe on their wards?
Geriatricians in Medicine
Geriatrics is the largest specialty doing general medicine and providing acute medical care of patients admitted as emergencies. As general physicians, they share with other specialists in Acute/General Medicine the provision of the first 24-48 hours of emergency medical care of all adults.