Leadership in dementia care: what does it take?

Buz Loveday has developed professional development courses for leaders in dementia care. Here she shares some of the learning from these courses, and argues that leadership skills are crucial for nurturing a staff team  and capitalising on staff training. Author/s: Buz Loveday For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

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

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.

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.

Dolls: handle with care.

Amanda Stevenson and colleagues share lessons learned in one care home about using dolls.Author/s: Amanda Stevenson 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.

Person-centred risk management: the Traffic Light approach.

Debbie Sells and Louisa Shirley introduce a new approach to care planning, which aims to support staff to feel confident and prepared for when things might go wrong, especially if the person has a history of behaviour that challenges. Author/s: Debbie Sells, Louisa Shirley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

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.

Dying with dignity: improving end-of-life care in residential homes.

Rosemary Hurtley draws on her personal experience to highlight best practice in end-of-life care for people with dementia living in care homes. Author/s: Rosemary Hurtley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.