Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

NICE (2018) reports that pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and the tissues below are damaged as a result of being placed under pressure sufficient to impair its blood supply. Typically, they occur in a person confined to a bed or a chair by an illness...
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...
Meaning and Purpose for People Living with Dementia

Meaning and Purpose for People Living with Dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, dementia not only steals memories and fosters depression and anxiety; it also robs individuals of their sense of purpose in life. Depression occurs in 20% to 40% of cases while anxiety occurs in 5% to 20% of cases of people...
Dementia Care and Person Centred Care Records

Dementia Care and Person Centred Care Records

In the past I had a resident who had been a milk farmer in his earlier years, where he would wake up daily at 4.00am to milk his cows. This sleeping pattern continued when he had dementia, and he would become distressed if he were to spend too long indoors....
Skin Health and Pressure Damage in Care Homes

Skin Health and Pressure Damage in Care Homes

The largest organ in the body… Skin accounts for 15% of a person’s overall body weight. The skin’s three layers, Epidermis (Outer), Dermis (Middle), and subcutaneous tissue are responsible for: Protecting the body, from mechanical damage, from UV...