Dementia the Montessori way:

Supporting a person living with dementia to feel they belong and have a reason to get up in the morning Phair L et al (2024) Dementia the Montessori way: Supporting a person living with dementia to feel they belong and have a reason to get up in the morning Journal of Dementia Care 32(3) 30-33....

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A manager’s guide to arts in care homes

Teader A (2024) A manager’s guide to arts in care homes. Journal of Dementia Care 32(1) 13. Alison Teader describes a new resource from NAPA, created to inform and inspire managers and activity and care teams. “Art is not limited to paint and a brush; it involves anything creative that expresses your imagination. Our art...

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A duck out of water: dementia and care home life

Johns H (2024) A duck out of water: dementia and care home life.Journal of Dementia Care 32(1) 21-22. Helen Johns shares her and her mother’s experience of care home life, reflecting especially on how residents spend their day. Relatives and friends must be better supported, she argues, and enabled to become true partners in care...

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Evaluating a reminiscence project (RYCT) in a residential care home

Woods S (2023) Evaluating a reminiscence project (RYCT) in a residential care home. Journal of Dementia Care 31(6)21-23 As a well known arts-based reminiscence programme, Remembering Yesterday Caring Today has traditionally been delivered in community settings.  Sandie Woods set out to discover how it would work in a care home and shares her findings. Author...

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Digital technology as a tool for predicting deterioration in frail older people: A case study

Digital technology can provide a comprehensive picture of a care home resident’s health and wellbeing and identify any signs of deterioration.  Anita Astle explains how this was done in her care home. Author Details Project learning points Intrusiveness: We constantly considered how our interventions would be felt and tolerated by residents. The main aim was...

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Love Through Double Glazing

Armour J (2023) Love Through Double Glazing. Journal of Dementia Care 31(6)17-18. Innovative work by Vamos in the pandemic and beyond Vamos is a full mask theatre company known for its performances and workshops exploring and supporting people living with dementia. Janie Armour highlights the innovative work it has done recently, particularly during the Covid...

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Reinventing a space for intergenerational use

Henshaw J (2023) Reinventing a space for intergenerational use. Journal of Dementia Care 31(6)25-26. A former day care centre next to Suffolk care home “the Dell” has been reinvented as an intergenerational space where care home residents socialise with tenants of Dell View, independent living for people with learning disabilities. Joy Henshaw shows how programme...

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Talking Mats – The power of simply being heard

Douglas P (2023) Talking Mats – The power of simply being heard. Journal of Dementia Care 31(4) 14-15. Talking Mats can support conversations on a wide variety of topics.  Paula Douglas explains how this tool helps people with communication difficulties express their views and have more control. Talking Mats is a social enterprise with a...

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Dementia friendly care homes – an audit by people with lived experience

Williamson T, Maddocks C, Hewat E (2023) Dementia friendly care homes – an audit by people with lived experience. Journal of Dementia Care 31(4) 16-18. Dementia friendly audits have become more common in various settings, but less so in care homes.  Toby Williamson describes a ground-breaking care home audit, while lived experience auditor Chris Maddocks...

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New guidance to support people with a learning disability and advancing dementia move into a care home setting

Flannigan L, Carson J, Mitchell-Ward S, Watchman K (2023) New guidance to support people with a learning disability and advancing dementia move into a care home setting. Journal of Dementia Care 31(4) 32-34. As people with a learning disability live longer lives, they find themselves at a higher than average risk of dementia which may...

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