Parkinson’s/Lewy body dementia: a carer’s perspective

Former carer Janet Stuart has written this article, with the help of clinical psychologist Sarah Kenny. They highlight the difficulties of diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies and securing an appropriate care package, and offer some examples of good practice.Author/s: Janet Stuart and Sarah Kenny For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Life-enhancing dance for elders with dementia

Sarah Whyte describes setting up a seated dance group for older women with dementia, and wrestles with the challenge of trying to evaluate its benefits.Author/s: Sarah Whyte For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A day out with their mates

Sue Woods and Kerrie Read describe how they promote social inclusion by taking people with early stage dementia out and about each week in a special bus while their family carers have a breakAuthor/s: Sue Woods and Kerrie Read For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Working with lesbian and gay people with dementia

Jenny Mackenzie looks at the cultural and historical forces at work for a lesbian or gay person with dementiaand shows how this information can help practitioners to offer inclusive personcentred careAuthor/s: Jenny Mackenzie For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Applying a creative approach to activity design

In the second of three articles, Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris discusses how a creative approach can inspire many kinds of purposeful and rewarding activityAuthor/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.

The use of aromatherapy in dementia care: a review

Lene Thorgrimsen, Aimee Spector and Martin Orrell describe the findings of their Cochrane review on aromatherapy for people with dementia, and draw out the important messages for practitioners.Author/s: Lene Thorgrimsen, Aimee Spector, Martin Orrell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Pathways to relaxation

Edinburgh: Melanie Lewin describes one practitioner’s valuable work with the Metamorphic Technique, and its advantages for dementia careAuthor/s: Melanie Lewin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Complementary therapies in dementia care

Anne Wiles and Dawn Brooker report on a survey which aimed to discover the extent to which complementary therapies are being used with people with dementia, and whether they have been found to be effectiveAuthor/s: Anne Wiles, Dawn Brooker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Complementary therapies: worth talking about

Mairi Wood and Kim Jobst have a passionate interest in the use of complementary therapies in dementia care. Sue Benson met them at the nursing home Mairi runs in Musselburgh to share and discuss their experiences and ideas.Author/s: Mairi Wood, Kim Jobst For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Every day matters: a cafe event

London: Jude Sweeting describes a one-day event in London which rekindled the past and enlivened the present.Author/s: Jude Sweeting For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.