Medication-related harm for older adults

A recent study involving older people (median age 82) carried out at a number of hospitals in southern England found that medication-related harm (MRH) affected one third of them, following hospital discharge, and that half of the incidents could have been...

Caring for someone – getting the support you need

Almost 1.3 million over 65s in England and Wales are. Many people look after someone else but don’t realise that they are carers. If you’re looking after someone regularly to help them with their daily life because they’re ill or disabled, or can’t manage without your...

Effect of dementia on sleep

Rachel Thompson, Admiral Nurse Professional & Practice Development Lead at Dementia UK,talks about how dementia affects sleep and how carers and families can approach sleep disturbance and its possible underlying causes. Disturbances in sleeping patterns are...

Sources of support and advice – dementia

This booklet is for family carers of people with dementia and for people living with dementia. It may also be useful for professionals working in the field of dementia care. Dementia UK ← Tips for reducing hay fever symptoms Effect of dementia on sleep...