Graduating with a nursing degree in hand, I was ready to bring my new knowledge and skills to the bedside. Thirty years later, I am amazed at how much I still have to learn and apply to my practice. In our right to keep seniors free of pressure ulcers, for example, we have missed an important tool for helping the skin be stronger and more resilient
Most people have some quirky food issue, whether it's gagging at the smell of fish or a hatred of condiments. I'll confess mine: I detest raw apples. Apple cider, applesauce, apple pie — they're all OK. But start slicing a regular apple in front of me or bite into one, and it's all I can do to not run out of the room. It's a texture issue, perhaps stemming from years in braces where I felt like I looked like Hannibal Lecter and developed a high level of nerve sensitivity in my teeth.
A lack of necessary authority and struggles with management are among multiple factors contributing to nurses' high levels of stress, according to recently released survey results.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. Work on letting go. Bereavement is natural, but we can find concrete ways to help ourselves and those around us.
A particular type of memory training combined with a Montessori-based approach to daily living can decrease depression in dementia patients by improving their eating habits, according to a recent study.
The Hapifork was unveiled this week in Las Vegas at the CES. This Bluetooth-enabled fork uses a combination of sensors to measure just how much a person is eating and how quickly. The product then will translate those metrics to either an iOS or web app.
An international team of researchers has developed two step-by-step training programs designed to improve the eating skills of patients with dementia, according to a new report.