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

The brain and person-centred care 6. The dynamics of dementia care work.

In this sixth and last article in her series on the brain and dementia care, Elizabeth Milwain describes the physical demands working in a person-centred way makes on the brain, and what this means for care staff and carers.Author/s: Elizabeth Milwain For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

Life story work in practice:magicmoments

Making and using life story books has many benefits for the person with dementia remembering their story and those working with them, both families and care staff. Julie Heathcote shares practical tips.Author/s: Julie Heathcote For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

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.

A deeper look at emotion in dementia

In the fifth of this series on the brain and dementia care, Elizabeth Milwain looks at the way the brain processes emotional responses and assesses the impact of dementia. Author/s: Elizabeth Milwain For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Role play: refreshing the parts other training can’t reach

Judith Farmer and Errollyn Bruce describe how the Extending Empathy group offers a safe place for dementiacare practitioners to explore and reflect on their practice, and how role play – often a dreaded part ofworkshop activity – is a core ingredientAuthor/s: Judith Farmer and Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

Hearing the voice of those who work in dementia care

Person-centred principles must be applied to staff working in dementia care, says David Sheard. He describes Dementia Care Matters’ Nurturing approachAuthor/s: David Sheard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Measuring well-being when it matters most

Stuart Wright explains how profiling one resident’s well-being prompted staff to try a fresh approach to her care in the final days of her lifeAuthor/s: Stuart Wright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.