Sailing into uncharted waters. The story behind Admiral Nursing

In this beautifully produced book, Jane Jason tells the story of Admiral Nursing and what is now Dementia UK. It is a personal story and also the story of a changing world and changing attitudes to dementia over those years, taking us back through what were also the early years of the Journal of Dementia...

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Education and Training in Dementia Care: A Person-centred Approach

Claire Surr, Sarah Jane Smith and Isabelle Latham, Open University Press, ISBN 9780335251124, £25.99 If you are involved in providing dementia education and training in any shape or form, this book is a “must read”.   The ambition to improve understanding of dementia and develop a skilled, confident and competent workforce has received much attention...

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Book Review – Dementia and Psychotherapy Reconsidered

Dementia and Psychotherapy Reconsidered Richard Cheston, Open University Press, ISBN 9780335250981, £25.99 Richard Cheston’s book aims to provide an in depth and nuanced understanding of how to support people living with dementia to remain in their communities over the long term, through the provision of psychotherapy. The author has been a pioneer over 30 years...

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Near Nature – Poetry of Dementia

Edited and introduced by John Killick. Illustrated by Sophie Standing. Lab4Living ISBN 9781843874409 Articles in JDC over the last 30 years have tracked John Killick’s exceptional work. He started listening to people with dementia, and shaping their words into poetry, as writer in residence with Westminster Health Care in the early 1990s (interviewed in JDC...

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Book review

Living a good life with Dementia: A practitioner’s guide  Liz Leach Murphy and Jayna Patel, Critical Publishing, ISBN 9781914171567, £24.99.   My name is Willy and I have Alzheimer’s disease, as does my friend Gerry. So what does that mean you know about us? I have a passion for painting, the Beatles and Mediterranean food. Gerry...

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