Telling our story: good practice in respite care.

There isn’t enough good quality respite care and there should be, say Reg De Soysa, Pauline Grayson, John Grayson. With Tony Ryan and Mike Nolan they describe the development of a new CD-ROM/DVD training tool. Author/s: Reg De Soysa, Pauline Grayson, John Grayson, Tony Ryan, Mike Nolan For the full article please see the PDF … Read more

The Funshops: improvised drama and humour.

John Killick describes his recent work in partnership with the Scottish Dementia Working Group.Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Goodbye to the ‘family from hell’.

Damian Murphy describes the development of a new training course that takes a relationship-centred approach to living well with dementia.Author/s: Damian Murphy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Supporting Asian elders with dementia.

Dr Nazia Azam describes an innovative project based in Bradford that is helping to raise awareness of dementia and supporting families in south Asian communities in west Yorkshire. Author/s: Dr Nazia Azam, Nazia Azam For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Where is the support we need?

Karen Downes describes how some friends and family members have reacted to her diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s, and laments the lack of support. Author/s: Karen Downes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

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

Intermediate care: evaluating a specialist home treatment service

Intermediate care services for people with dementia are being developed in a number of areas but currentresearch on effectiveness is limited. Here Alison Culverwell and Alisoun Milne describe the initial evaluationof a multidisciplinary service providing specialist mental health intermediate care for people withdementia. A range of meaningful and positive outcomes were identified for the majority … Read more

Bringing dementia out of the shadows for BME elders

Jan Kendall and Irene Kohler report on the Ethnic Minority Advocacy Project and share good practice guidelines for making services more accessible to BME communities.Author/s: Jan Kendall, Irene Kohler For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Recognising the needs of children of younger people with dementia.

While research has explored the impact of caring on younger people, little is known about the impact on children of having a parent with dementia. Emma Svanberg summarises the process children go through in order to adapt to dementia in a parent, and suggests ways in which services can take their experiences into account.Author/s: Emma … Read more