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Royal College of Nursing introduce Aspects of Age: Exhibition

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Mandy at info table RCN Aspects of Age Exhibition - CREDIT Justine Desmond

Image shows Mandy at info table RCN Aspects of Age Exhibition - CREDIT Justine Desmond

NDAA member the Royal College of Nursing have launched a new exhibition this month entitled 'Aspects of Age' which is free to attend and runs until 30 September 2019 at the RCN Library and Heritage Centre in London. It focusses on the way the nursing for older people has changed and improved as the population ages and considers care and support that is available including for people living with dementia and their carers.

As life expectancy has increased, so too have our opportunities to do more for longer: today many people travel, engage in sport, find new relationships, volunteer for charities and more well into their 80s and beyond. This exhibition and event series explores the shift from institutional to home care over two centuries of older people’s nursing, from the workhouse and asylums of the Victorian era to the hospital and care home and beyond. Technology and public health initiatives have improved the support available to older people, and changed our lives significantly. As our population ages, we ask how nursing as a profession can continue to improve the lives of those over 75?

The exhibition was coordinated by the RCN Older People’s Forum, History of Nursing Society and Library and Archive Service. Special thanks go to Jane Brooks, Dawne Garrett and our lenders the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the British Red Cross Museum and Archive.

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