‘New beginnings’: towards distributed responsibility in memory services.

Sean Page, Kevin Hope and Chris Maj describe the second phase of the New Beginnings project in the Ashton, Wigan and Leigh Memory Assessment Service.Author/s: Sean Page, Kevin Hope, Chris Maj For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Nurses working for early diagnosis

Eileen McKnight, Alison Bloomer and Siobhan Baker describe the development of a nurse-led clinic to facilitate early diagnosis of dementiaAuthor/s: Eileen McKnight, Alison Bloomer, Siobhan Baker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The diagnosis of dementia: who wants to know?

Paul Elson describes a study which sought the views of older people who were consulting their doctors about memory difficulties, on whether they would like to be informed of a subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s diseaseAuthor/s: Paul Elson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Early identification of dementia in primary care

Laura Sanger, Kath Bland and Claire Short describe how they assessed views of primary care staff, to address barriers and find acceptable ways of developing training and support for early identification of dementiaAuthor/s: Laura Sanger, Kath Bland, Claire Short For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

How to recognise and treat depression in dementia

Depression in a person with dementia can be very difficult to spot. Dr Peter Overstall gives guidelines on how to recognise the condition and treat it successfullyAuthor/s: Dr Peter Overstall For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Understanding dyslexia in the memory clinic

Dyslexia is a common condition affecting many adults, a significant number of whom will not have been diagnosed. Some people reporting difficulties with their memory will have dyslexia, and this will complicate the cognitive assessment process. Rebecca Thompson describes what is known about the condition and the implications for assessing and supporting individuals in the … Read more

Early recognition of dementia – the next stage of awareness

In this final article in a series of three, Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe argue that apparent problems in recognising dementia are stages in a process of growing awareness. People with dementia and their supporters now have a key role in developing positive messages that will encourage early recognition, they sayAuthor/s: Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe … Read more

In search of the forgotten older people of Africa

The Pangolin Project plans to bring some help and support to older people with dementia and their carers in Tanzania, where virtually no services exist, as Constance Tonge reportsAuthor/s: Constance Tonge For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dates never to be forgotten as early Alzheimer’s developed

Anthony Pollen presents a moving and highly personal account of the difficulties he and his wife Ruth, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease when only 47 years old, have faced in getting employers, officials and health professionals alike to understandAuthor/s: Anthony Pollen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Young onset dementia: a case for real empowerment

The PROP group is taking an unusually proactive approach to improving awareness of young onset dementia and ensuring that service users in this group have a say in the care they receive. Denise Chaston, Nick Pollard and Dennis Jubb explain the group’s campaigning philosophyAuthor/s: Denise Chaston, Nick Pollard, Dennis Jubb For the full article please … Read more