Accept people as they are

Christian Müller-Hergl shares his concerns about the emphasis on positive emotions in dementia careAuthor/s: Christian Müller-Hergl For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Ethics guidance for the real world

Professor Tony Hope explores some of the ethical issues currently being considered by a Nuffield Council on Bioethics inquiry on dementiaAuthor/s: Tony Hope For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Lying to people with dementia: sparking the debate

Is it ever appropriate to lie to someone with dementia? Amy Wood-Mitchell, Anna Waterworth, Malcolm Stephenson and Ian James explore the complexities of lying by professional caregiversAuthor/s: Amy Wood-Mitchell, Anna Waterworth, Malcolm Stephenson, Ian James For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Communication: building up a toolkit of helpful responses

How can we respond in a helpful and respectful way when a person with dementia seems to be occupying a different reality from our own? Brenda Walker offers some options based on her experience. On page 30 she addresses some questions raised by the article on lying to people with dementia (JDC Nov/Dec 2006)Author/s: Brenda … Read more

Dolls in dementia care: bridging the divide

We know there are different views about doll therapy. But is there any way through to a consensus? Jane Verity argues her case with some persuasive examplesAuthor/s: Jane Verity For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Restraint: Whose choice?

Whose risk? Whose decision? Should a person with dementia ever be strapped into their chair? Kathryn Lavery explores the issuesAuthor/s: Kathryn Lavery For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Interviewing people with dementia using video

Rhonda Knight considers the ethical, methodological and practice implications of using video recording equipment with people with dementiaAuthor/s: Rhonda Knight For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Do we have the courage to leave this door open?

What was so wrong about crediting my mother with the courage and initiative to do what she did deliberately? asks Melanie Reid. In the wake of her mother’s death she tried to express that to those in authority, but everyone assumed it must be a case of neglectAuthor/s: Melanie Reid For the full article please … Read more

High touch not high tech: the palliative care approach

Sharonne Pearce describes how aspects of the palliative care model, when integrated with a person-centred approach, can lead to high quality care for people with end stage dementiaAuthor/s: Sharonne Pearce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

PEG feeding: a difficult decision that must be shared

When it has become extremely difficult for a person with end stage dementia to eat and drink, a PEG feeding tube is often considered. Amanda Thompsell and Cathinka Guldberg warn that this is not always the right way forward. They set out the pros and cons, and give guidance for best practiceAuthor/s: Amanda Thompsell, Cathinka … Read more