Bridging the generation gap: enlisting student support to improve well-being.

Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton and Stuart Wright describe a study in which older secondary school students were supported and helped to befriend ‘low interacting’ care home residents, including those with dementia.Author/s: Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton, Stuart Wright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

The Funshops: improvised drama and humour.

John Killick describes his recent work in partnership with the Scottish Dementia Working Group.Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A little help with care planning.

Brenda Walker and Sue Manterfield set out some important principles for effective dementia care planning.Author/s: Brenda Walker, Sue Manterfield For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Movement as the medium for connection, empathy, playfulness.

Donna Newman-Bluestein and Heather Hill explain what dance therapy means for people with dementia, and the role it can play as an integral part of person-centred care. Author/s: Donna Newman-Bluestein, Heather Hill For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

All aboard for adventure.

Riding a bicycle through familiar landscape, driving a car or piloting a plane are among the (simulated) experiences available along with games and activities on the Fold Brain Bus, as Eileen Askham explains. Author/s: Eileen Askham For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Poems for life.

Katie Clark describes a reading group with a difference where people with dementia can rediscover the joys of reading poems together. Author/s: Katie Clark For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Nurse-led CST on a hospital ward.

Anna Tickle describes the introduction of cognitive stimulation therapy to an acute assessment ward for older people with dementia.Author/s: Anna Tickle For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Imagine you are the ocean.

In this excerpt from her new book, Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris gives ideas and inspiration on collaborative poetry writing with people with dementia.Author/s: Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Lighting Up: lessons learned in establishing an arts project.

Chris Sherratt tells the story of Lighting Up, an arts project that is trying to lay firm foundations for its future.Author/s: Chris Sherratt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.