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.

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.

Communication and dementia: how effective is the Talking Mats approach?

Sylvia Cox, Joan Murphy and Cindy Gray report on a study to examine the effectiveness of the Talking Mats framework – a ‘low-tech’ communication aid – for people with dementia.Author/s: Sylvia Cox, Joan Murphy, Cindy Gray For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Setting the standard

Suzanne Wightman, Ruth Endicott and Tony Cooper share the results of their hospital team’s efforts to implement Standard 4 of the National Service FrameworkAuthor/s: Suzanne Wightman, Ruth Endicott, Tony Cooper For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Training inspectors to assess dementia care

Over 550 inspectors from the Commission for Social Care Inspection have now attended a specialist dementia training course. What did they learn and could it make a difference? Buz Loveday explainsAuthor/s: Buz Loveday For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Introducing SOFI: a new tool for inspection of care homes

The Bradford Dementia Group and Commission for Social Care Inspection have teamed up to develop a new tool for inspection of residential and nursing homes. Here Dawn Brooker and members of the development team introduce the SOFI toolAuthor/s: Dawn Brooker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … 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.

The Grandmother Question: a way to assess the quality of dementia care?

Alastair Macdonald and Natasha Garland describe a study in which managers and staff in a variety of continuing care units were asked the ‘Grandmother Question’, and look at whether answers to the question were helpful in assessing the quality of services.Author/s: Alastair Macdonald, Natasha Garland For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more