Environments that help, not hinder

Lys Price and Gwyn Grout describe a project that has worked hard to improve a continuing care ward by displaying a range of art worksAuthor/s: Lys Price, Gwyn Grout For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘They’ve thought of everything’

Catherine Ross reports on a visit to The Lodge: a new care home in Lancashire with a reputation for attention to detail in its designAuthor/s: Catherine Ross For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A new dining experience

Liz Wainwright shares the experience of introducing protected mealtimes in four Kirklees Council care homesAuthor/s: Liz Wainwright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Introducing PEARL: rewarding good practice in dementia care

Developing a consistent quality of dementia care across any organisation is a huge challenge. Caroline Baker introduces PEARL: an accreditation scheme intended to promote positive practice across Four Seasons Health Care dementia care homes in the UKAuthor/s: Caroline Baker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Partnership in word and deed

Sue Garwood describes the work of Newcastle’s Dementia Care Partnership, an organisation with a long history of carer and user involvementAuthor/s: Sue Garwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Consulting service users on their day centre

Sandra Neil and Sladjana Ivanis describe how they sought the views of people with dementia attending a day centre in north west England, and highlight the implicationsAuthor/s: Sandra Neil, Sladjana Ivanis For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Design challenge

The Design Business Association Challenge Award 2008: Designing for disability means designing for everyone, say Maria Parsons and Elisabeth ParkerAuthor/s: Maria Parsons, Elisabeth Parker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Improving the view from the Front Porch

Susan Lanza tells how a care home in the United States transformed a troubled nursing home unit into a specialist dementia care facility � with a motivated staff team taking responsibility for learning and leading on the changes. Author/s: Susan Lanza For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

The Dementia Care garden: innovation in design and practice

In the second of two articles, Garuth Chalfont gives practical advice on creating a Dementia Care Garden, and presents a case study showing how one care home improved and integrated three garden areasAuthor/s: Garuth Chalfont For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more