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Dementia and the brain A fact sheet from the Alzheimer's Society which explains what the different parts of the brain do and what happens in dementia: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=114
Patient Voices is a great resource for understanding what it's like to live with illness. This link will take you to stories about stroke. http://t.co/nBMz2NXy80
Here's a thought : 'Where the environment is stupid or prejudiced or cruel, it is a sign of merit to be out of harmony with it' Bertrand Russell (1930)
Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia in 1995 when she was 46. In this short clip she talks about living well with this illness. You can read more in her book, Dancing with Dementia. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sd-ZPe1w1Xk&feature=youtu.be
Actress Julianne Moore talks about her new film, Still Alice, in which she plays a university professor with early onset dementia. The clip also includes reviews of the film by people living with dementia: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JEaqWxugQHQ
Living alone with Parkinson's disease: https://m.facebook.com/parkinsonsuk/photos/a.402061563855.176679.93935333855/10153123171048856/?type=1&theater
ECT for depression in older adults This links provides a discussion of the evidence: http://www.thementalelf.net/mental-health-conditions/depression/ect-for-depression-in-the-elderly/
@bbcworldservice: Doctor and cancer patient @GrangerKate on why her hospital experience made her set up the #hellomynameis campaign http://t.co/DojGgGUvF6
Over recent years it's been great to see an increase in the number of students from both the adult and mental health fields who are hoping to work with older people. Some of our best students are now planning on working in this area. This is a great career choice and is also really good news for older people and their families - we need our best nurses to choose to work in this demanding, but very rewarding area.
The revised Code has been published today by the NMC. It comes into force on 31st March 2015. We will be talking about it in class. You can find the new code here: www.nmc-uk.org/The-revised-Code/
Scottish Health Survey Poverty, physical inactivity and excess alcohol consumption linked with poor mental health. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2015/01/4163
It is Holocaust Memorial Day. Of the many millions murdered by the Nazis, some of the first were the mentally ill.
It may not be sunny, but the Fife countryside is still beautiful in the early morning, autumn mist.
Congratulations to the year 3 nurses who are finishing their nursing course and are moving on to register as Nurses. Good luck for your wonderful career ahead, please keep in touch and let us know if there is anything we can do to help. See you at graduation in November!
Good luck to the Year 1s for your first day as student nurses at Abertay University tomorrow, and all the best for those going into Year 2, 3 and 4 - it's a great achievement, well done! Best wishes from Emma L. :-)
Welcome and good luck to all those starting tomorrow on the journey towards completion of the honours degree in Mental Health Nursing. Our commitment is to provide you with an exciting and innovative experience, which will equip you to work in a compassionate and recovery focussed way. This is a challenging course, but in getting here you have shown that you have what it takes to succeed. Please take the time you have to; read, talk, think,ask questions about and practice being a Mental Health Nurse. We hope you enjoy your time at Abertay. We will see you all tomorrow.
We are delighted to have the Scottish Recovery Network and Tayside's MacWRAP Facilitators at Abertay today.
I've just been reading placement reports for second year mental health nursing students. I've been really impressed with how well you've done. Words and phrases like; 'professional', 'valued member of the team', 'caring', 'welcome back in the future', ' well liked by patients', 'very good communication skills' and 'exceeded their learning objectives', were common in the mentor comments section. It's been a pleasure to read these. Well done and enjoy your holidays!
Really looking forward to meeting all of our new Year 1 Student Mental Health Nurses. I will be one of the Nurse lecturers teaching you in Semester 1 - and excited about joining you on your new journey. Say hi if you want to introduce yourself. Emma :-)
First and second year student - please remember to submit any outstanding placement records by noon tomorrow.
This week's edition of Nursing Standard carries an article written by second year adult nursing student, Kylie Hourston, in which she describes her experience of teaching first aid in sub-Saharan Africa. It's an inspiring read about a fantastic achievement. Like many of you, Kylie has achieved something that we never will. Well done! Her article also shows that students can get articles published - if you have a good idea for a story, why not write it up and try for publication?
Year one students - thanks for your contributions to today's cause for concern session. I learned a good bit from your discussions. I hope the session was useful for you. The key things to take away are: 1.What is the right thing to do ? 2. The person should always come first. 3. Talk to one of us if you are unsure about something.