Hearing the cry ‘I’m Still Here’ in the midst of grief and loss

A diagnosis of dementia is inevitably painful, but if those around the person can avoid being consumedby grief, the benefits for relationships are profound, writes John Zeisel.Author/s: John Zeisel For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘Making things more real’ Changing our view of dementia

In this second part of her conversation with Kate Allan and John Killick, Agnes Houston celebrates the innerstrength she has discovered since she was diagnosed with dementia.Author/s: Agnes Houston, Kate Allan and John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Counselling people with dementia and alcohol problems

Mike Fox explains the challenges, but also the potential, of counselling for people with dementia who also have alcohol problemsAuthor/s: Mike Fox For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Reflective practice in dementia care

Esther Jones explains how a dementia development team offers staff in care homes the opportunity to reflect on their feelings about their workAuthor/s: Esther Jones For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Psychoanalysis and dementia: understanding disturbance and distress

In the second of three articles, Ian Morton looks at how psychoanalytical concepts of anxiety and defence might help our understanding of the distress and disturbance that some individuals experience in dementia For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Person-centred advocacy: some ethical issues

In the second of two articles on advocacy for people with dementia, Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson consider the ethical issues that arose in a residential home that was due to closeAuthor/s: Mike Fox, Lesley Wilson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Person-centred advocacy for people with dementia

Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson describe an advocacy project based in a residential home, and consider the issues and themes that aroseAuthor/s: Mike Fox, Lesley Wilson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Conversations that matter: listening to Millie

Julia Pitkin describes how she built up a relationship through conversations with Millie, a woman with dementia in a care home, and discussion with her family. She then worked with staff to make constructive changes in Millie’s care plan, which resulted in improved quality of life for allAuthor/s: Julia Pitkin For the full article please … Read more

Watering the seeds of joy: promoting positive emotions

Marc Balint and Neil Ralph describe a study of the effects of group therapy directed at facilitating positive emotions on the well-being of people with dementia in a continuing care homeAuthor/s: Marc Balint, Neil Ralph For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Understanding the role and value of support groups

Marie Mills and Elizabeth Bartlett describe their experience over four years of setting up and running support groups for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Marie Mills, Elizabeth Bartlett For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.