Caring to the bitter end

While it is important to focus on the positives in early dementia, we must not disregard the pain and sufferingthe future will inevitably bring, writes Graham StokesAuthor/s: Graham Stokes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

It’s a wonderful life!

Maria Mullan wonders why we often wait until someone dies before saying how much they mean to us, and suggests that we create ‘tribute books’ alongside life story booksAuthor/s: Maria Mullan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Parkinson’s/Lewy body dementia: a carer’s perspective

Former carer Janet Stuart has written this article, with the help of clinical psychologist Sarah Kenny. They highlight the difficulties of diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies and securing an appropriate care package, and offer some examples of good practice.Author/s: Janet Stuart and Sarah Kenny For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

The brain and person-centred care 4.Memory, belief, emotion and behaviour

In the fourth of this series on the brain and dementia care, Elizabeth Milwain describes the changes to memory functions dementia often brings.Author/s: Elizabeth Milwain For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Intermediate care: evaluating a specialist home treatment service

Intermediate care services for people with dementia are being developed in a number of areas but currentresearch on effectiveness is limited. Here Alison Culverwell and Alisoun Milne describe the initial evaluationof a multidisciplinary service providing specialist mental health intermediate care for people withdementia. A range of meaningful and positive outcomes were identified for the majority … Read more

Good practice shared

Karen Harrison-Dening describes the work of the Haringey Dementia ForumAuthor/s: Karen Harrison-Dening For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Cognitive rehabilitation: help tomanagememory loss

Caroline Hampson explains the work of memory management groups in East LancashireAuthor/s: East Lancashire For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Skills for dementia care

Jackie Pool describes the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and explains how the dementia units in the new framework will help to create an informed and effective workforce for people with dementia.Author/s: Jackie Pool For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Hearing the cry ‘I’m Still Here’ in the midst of grief and loss

A diagnosis of dementia is inevitably painful, but if those around the person can avoid being consumedby grief, the benefits for relationships are profound, writes John Zeisel.Author/s: John Zeisel For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.