This article discusses the issue of delirium and proposes an excellent plan to reduce the very negative impact of delirium in hospitals.
The authors willingly accept that the “simple” or “fundamental”’ cares they propose – good nutrition and hydration, graded mobility and exercise, and meaningful social and cognitive engagement – are not always easy to deliver in busy acute care wards. They require a person-centred approach, cooperation between multiple disciplines, improvement skills and advocacy, and often need an extra pair of hands. But the use of EatWalkEngage nearly halved hospital-acquired delirium and that is of huge benefit: it is so much better for patients, helps them return home faster and greatly reduces the time and resources involved in the care of patients.
It is commonsense really to me, but its so good to have research to back up what many health professionals already innately believe to be beneficial in care.
August 24, 2022
This review of research on iron supplementation and gut health suggests caution is warranted: taking a supplement prescribed to correct a diagnosed deficiency is often medically necessary, but without diagnosed deficiency, iron supplements might instead harm our vital beneficial gut bacteria.Read this post
April 11, 2022
April is Parkinson's Disease (PD) Awareness Month, and if you live with PD and are in your late 60s or beyond, combining what's best for you as you age with what you need to manage PD is vital to living the best life possible into later age.Read this post
April 5, 2022
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may be an old saying but it has plenty of truth to it. Apples contain a variety of phytochemicals which have excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.Read this post