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Care of Older People

Use this guide to find information resources related to the care of older people including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 23/03/2017

Key Resources

NHS Evidence: search for dementia guidance
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NHS Evidence: search end of life care guidance
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NHS England (2014) Safe, compassionate care for frail older people using an integrated care pathway: practical guidance for commissioners, providers and nursing, medical and allied health professional leaders, (no place): NHS England.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2017) Falls in older people: NICE quality standard QS86, London: NICE.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015) Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes: NICE guidelines NG21, London: NICE.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2013) Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention: NICE guideline CG161, London: NICE.
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Royal College of Nursing Scotland (2016) A positive choice: everyday stories of nursing excellence in older people’s care, Edinburgh: RCN.
Safe staffing for older people Royal College of Nursing (2012) Safe staffing for older people's wards, London: RCN.
Scottish Government (2013) Scotland’s national dementia strategy 2013-2016, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
We would like to thank the RCN Older People's member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Ash A (2014) Safeguarding older people from abuse: critical contexts to policy and practice, Bristol: Policy Press. Ash A (2014) Safeguarding older people from abuse: critical contexts to policy and practice, Bristol: Policy Press.
Ankersen C (2009) Civil-military cooperation in post-conflict operations: emerging theory and practice. Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, London: Profile Books.
Ashton GR (2014) Elderly people and the law, Bristol: Jordan. Ashton GR (2014) Elderly people and the law, Bristol: Jordan.
Baker C (2015) Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Baker C (2015) Developing excellent care for people living with dementia in care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Chia SH (2011) Group and individual work with older people: a practical guide to running successful activity-based programmes, London: Jessica Kingsley. Chia SH (2011) Group and individual work with older people: a practical guide to running successful activity-based programmes, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Gaugler JE (2015) Family care giving: the new normal, London: Academic Press. Gaugler JE (2015) Family care giving: the new normal, London: Academic Press.
Okereke OI (2015) Prevention of late-life depression : current clinical challenges and priorities, New York: Humana Press. Okereke OI (2015) Prevention of late-life depression : current clinical challenges and priorities, New York: Humana Press.
Quinodoz D (2010) Growing old: a journey of self-discovery, London: Routledge. Quinodoz D (2010) Growing old: a journey of self-discovery, London: Routledge.
Randell A (2014) Delirium: diagnosis, management and prevention, New York: Novinka. Randell A (2014) Delirium: diagnosis, management and prevention, New York: Novinka.
Rockwood T (2015) Frailty in aging: biological, clinical and social implications, Basel: Kerger. Rockwood T (2015) Frailty in aging: biological, clinical and social implications, Basel: Kerger.

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