Abstract

Diabetes and dementia may manifest simultaneously: one is potentially life threatening, the other causes severe, progressive loss of memory and cognitive function. Where they coexist, they present nurses with challenges such as administering life-saving interventions to patients who are unable to give informed consent. This article offers guidance on the clinical and ethical challenges involved in blood glucose monitoring and medicines administration in patients with dementia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-9
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Times
Volume111
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Humans

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