JDC Asks: How do you hope the new Tory prime minister will be different from the last in responding to dementia as an issue?

JDC Asks, Sept/Oct 2022. Journal of Dementia Care 30(5) 8-9.  Dear Prime Minister As we progress through life, many of us find that intelligence, ability, privilege, wealth, etc, all count for nothing and there is a massive “levelling down”. A large proportion of us will succumb to dementia. This is one of society’s hidden diseases...

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A huge challenge lies ahead

Ivory M (2022) A huge challenge lies ahead. Journal of Dementia Care 30(5) 9. As we went to press, we were waiting to hear who our new PM would be.  Contributors to our JDC Asks section in this issue make it clear just how immense the dementia care challenge facing the new PM will be:...

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Dementia Diaries Sept/Oct 2022

Dementia Diaries, Sept/Oct 2022. Journal of Dementia Care 30(5)10. We relaunched Dementia Diaries back in June. We’ve had a host of diaries from our regulars, and a whole bunch of new people joining up. This is great, as we’re really keen to expand the number of people with dementia getting their voices heard through Dementia...

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Has Dementia a Future?

Thinking about dementia has been dominated by the “medical model”, the idea that it is a disease to be fought and cured. But John Killick says it makes no more sense to “fight” dementia than to fight adolescence or any other natural process. There is an ancient document called the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral....

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Blogs I’m Watching, Resources

Fans of the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks will have seen the story of Luke and his son Ollie unfolding.  It is not just any soap opera storyline about dementia, but an unusual one both in terms of its portrayal and the apparently meticulous research that the actors and programme makers have done.  Luke has been...

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