Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Becoming out of breath can be normal.  It is how the body responds to requiring more oxygen, for example, when people exert themselves physically.  Getting out of breath in response to exercise is part of keeping fit and strong and is a positive thing.  However, for...
Identifying and Managing Delirium in Older People

Identifying and Managing Delirium in Older People

Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the individual’s environment. It can be difficult to distinguish between delirium and dementia as both conditions exhibit similar signs and...
Pain Management in Elderly Care

Pain Management in Elderly Care

A study by Help the Aged in 2008 identified that ”Older people are more likely to experience pain, less likely to complain about it and less likely to comply with medication”. (Schofield and Reid, 2006). Although hard to quantify, research suggests that up...