Deafness and dementia: consulting on the issues

Kate Allan describes a consultation exercise that looked at the issues for two groups of people with dementia: those with acquired hearing loss and those who had always been deaf.Author/s: Kate Allan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Step by step support leads back to a rewarding life

Can people with alcohol-realted brain damage be rehabilitated? Lynda Boughey’s story of Steven illustrates how the benefits of small home living and integration into normal family and community life can make all the difference to individuals with Korsakoff’s syndromeAuthor/s: Lynda Boughey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

A systematic assessment of assistive technology

ENABLE is a three-year project running across four countries to assess the role of assistive technology in helping the people with dementia with everyday activities and develop new devices – Inger Hagen, Torhild Holthe, Petrina Duff, Suzanne Cahill, Jane Gilliard, Roger Orpwood, Paivi Topo and Sidsel Bjorneby explain in the second part of our series … Read more

Dementia as a disability: can we learn from disability studies and theory?

Can disability studies improve our understanding of dementia? Ruth Bartlett reviews literature in the field of disability studies, outlining how certain ideas and approaches to conceots such as empowerment and independence can contribute to our understanding of the range of social barriers faced by people with dementia.Author/s: Ruth Bartlett For the full article please see … Read more

Computers for memory training

Valladolid, Spain: a team led by Dr Franco Martin in Spain has developed a computer program which can generate individualised exercises for cognitive retraining. It is a promising new tool for early intervention in dementia (both treatment and assessment), they say.Author/s: Dr Franco Martin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Walking back to the joys of an active life

Evelyn Drake describes how physiotherapy intervention reversed a decline in mobility that would have had a far-reaching impact on quality of life for two elderly sisters.Author/s: Evelyn Drake For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

3: Visual impairments and problems with perception

A range of complex and specific visual impairments and perceptual problems can compound the difficulties faced by a person with dementia, as Clare Morris explains in this third article.Author/s: Clare Morris For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Memory rehabilitation in early dementia

Linda Clare reviews research on interventions designed to help with memory functioning in early dementia.Author/s: Linda Clare For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A double strike for dementia care

Christina Redfearn was bowled over by the enthusiasm of people with dementia when she took them ten-pin bowling. Here she makes a case for the serious value of this fun activity in improving patients’ skills as well as their well-being.Author/s: Christina Redfearn For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more