About JDC

The Journal of Dementia Care (JDC) is a multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community. It is available via subscription and distributed throughout the UK and internationally.

The journal is committed to improving the quality of care provided for people living with dementia by keeping readers abreast of developments in dementia care practice, training, research and technology, as well as showcasing good practice and the latest resources, events, news and views.

JDC is grounded firmly in practice with a strong emphasis on ‘knowledge translation’ which closes the gap between dementia care research and practice. JDC provides relevant, high-quality, well-researched articles with practical solutions for dementia care settings, written by practitioners, researchers and other experts in the field of dementia care within the UK and internationally.

The JDC team

Contact details for Editorial Team including editorial enquiries and article submissions

Mark Ivory (Editor): mark@dementiapublishing.community

Sue Benson (Managing Editor): sue@dementiapublishing.community

Beth Lang (Website Editor/Social Media Consultant): beth@dementiapublishing.community

Contact details for General Manager including advertising and subscription enquiries

General Manager: Melanie Blake: Tel: 0300 030 1028 (10am-1pm Monday – Friday). Please leave a message at all other times.

Email: melanie@dementiapublishing.community

Email (subs): subs@dementiapublishing.community

Advisory Board

  • Caroline Baker, dementia care expert and author
  • Paola Barbarino, Alzheimer’s Disease International
  • Dr Shirley Evans, University of Worcester
  • Theresa Ellmers, University of Southampton
  • Dr Nori Graham, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Disease International
  • Tessa Gutteridge, Young Onset Dementia, Dementia UK
  • Karen Harrison-Dening, Dementia UK
  • Jo James, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Kate Lee, Alzheimer’s Society
  • The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project – people living with dementia (with Rachael Litherland)
  • Sahdia Parveen, University of Bradford
  • Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, Creative Dementia Arts Network
  • Lynne Phair, independent consultant nurse & expert witness
  • Jackie Pool, Dementia Pal Ltd
  • Professor Graham Stokes, HC-One
  • Professor Claire Surr, Leeds Beckett University
  • Jude Sweeting, Dementia Pathfinders
  • Dr Amanda Thompsell, South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rachel Thompson, Dementia UK
  • The 3 Nations Dementia Working Group – Alzheimer’s Society (with Adele Leighton)
  • Lucy Whitman, former carer, writer, editor and trainer
  • Toby Williamson, independent consultant
  • Reinhard Guss, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hilary Woodhead, NAPA
  • Ruth Eley, Together in Dementia Everyday (tide)
  • Reinhard Guss, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  • David Truswell, Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity
  • Dr Nadia Wahid, Dementia Primary Care Clinical Lead, Birmingham
  • Karan Jutlla, University of Wolverhampton

Consultant Editors

  • Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, King’s College London
  • Dr Hazel Heath, independent nurse consultant: older people

Writing for JDC

Do you have a project or survey to report, or a change in practice organisation or structure which has worked well (or not), and would you like to share this experience with others? We welcome contributions of this kind, as well as bright ideas for improving the environment or well-being of people with dementia. Letters to the editor responding to articles in JDC – or contributing on other matters – are always welcome. We welcome contributions from those who have never written before as much as from experienced writers.


Copyright © Dementia Publishing 2021

ISSN 1351-8372

PublisherThe Journal of Dementia Care (JDC) is owned by

not-for-profit Dementia Publishing Community Benefit Society,

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