Beyond the mask of conventional manners

In part two of their series, Iain McGregor and Janet Bell seek to dispel the myths that people with dementia are unsociable, sexually irresponsible, and fail to contribute to group living. Author/s: Iain McGregor, Janet Bell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available...

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Misunderstandings about Validation

In the face of criticism from some professionals, and a tendency, she feels, to over-simplify the theory and practice of Validation, Vicki de Klerk-Rubin sets the record straight. Author/s: Vicki de Klerk-Rubin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Shaking a stick at fear

Discovering the reasons for threatening behaviour is like solving a puzzle, writes Jean Hooper. Author/s: Jean Hooper For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Discover the person, not the disease

Every one of us needs to be understood, but for people with dementia the need is desperate and urgent, writes Tom Kitwood. Author/s: Tom Kitwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Sniff and doze therapy

We can all think of sensual experiences we value and look forward to. Do we make sure people with dementia have the same chance to discover and choose experiences they enjoy? Sue Benson reports on use of relaxation and sensory stimulation at King’s Park Community Hospital, Bournemouth. Author/s: Sue Benson For the full article please...

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Tuning in to spiritual needs

If we are to reach in to each individual with dementia and begin to meet spiritual needs, real emotional contact is essential, writes Alison Froggatt. Author/s: Alison Froggatt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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