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Many hospital patients get no visitors

Two-fifths (40%) of patients on UK hospital wards get no visitors, say the NHS nurses who care for them. The Royal Voluntary Service charity commissioned a poll of 200 nurses working in acute hospitals in Britain. As well as being socially isolating, having no visitor to help with the “small” things, such as cutting up… Read More »

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get fewer treatments

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive decline between normal cognition and dementia, are less likely to receive proven heart attack treatment in the hospital. Researchers found no evidence that those with MCI would derive less benefit from evidence-based treatment that’s offered to their… Read More »