Independence, wellbeing and choice:conflict or harmony?

Lyndsay Beck reflects on tough choices when working with two older women with dementia living at home. Author/s: Lyndsay Beck For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A holiday adventure

Agnes Houston describes trying out a holiday cottage specially designed for people with dementia.Author/s: Agnes Houston For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A home for life? Extra care sheltered housing and people with dementia

Robin Means, Simon Evans, Tina Fear and Sarah Vallelly report on the findings from a three-year study of extra care sheltered housing residents with dementiaAuthor/s: Robin Means, Simon Evans, Tina Fear, Sarah Vallelly For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Learning disability and dementia: are we prepared?

We know that people with learning disabilities are living longer, making them more likely to develop dementia. Are we prepared to meet the needs of this group? Diana Kerr, Colm Cunningham and Heather Wilkinson report on a study that investigated this question.Author/s: Diana Kerr, Colm Cunningham, Heather Wilkinson For the full article please see the … Read more

A friend in need: neighbourly support

What a difference good neighbours can make. Here Ann Kerkham tells the story of Henry, her 80-year-old neighbour of many years, and how neighbours have played their part in helping him stay on in his own homeAuthor/s: Ann Kerkham For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

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

AWARE: exploring awareness in early stage dementia

Linda Clare, Rachel Canning, Brenda Driver, Geraldine Kenny, Rachel Litherland explore the concept of ‘awareness’ in dementia and explain how a new project is seeking to redefine it in a more positive and beneficial way for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Linda Clare, Rachel Canning, Brenda Driver, Geraldine Kenny, Rachel Litherland For the full article please see … Read more