Dying with dignity: improving end-of-life care in residential homes.

Rosemary Hurtley draws on her personal experience to highlight best practice in end-of-life care for people with dementia living in care homes. Author/s: Rosemary Hurtley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Measuring well-being when it matters most

Stuart Wright explains how profiling one resident’s well-being prompted staff to try a fresh approach to her care in the final days of her lifeAuthor/s: Stuart Wright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

UK Dementia Congress 2008

Further reports from Hazel Heath, Sue Benson and Catherine Ross Author/s: Hazel Heath, Sue Benson, Catherine Ross For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Beyond Barriers: learning together

Jenny Henderson reports on an innovative project that brought together care home staff and relatives to learn more about palliative care and dying with dementiaAuthor/s: Jenny Henderson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Advance care planning: a good thing for everyone?

Cathy Butterworth introduces a new guide to help care homes get to grips with Advance Care PlanningAuthor/s: Cathy Butterworth For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Supporting carers before, during and after a death

What does it mean to offer post-palliative care for the families of people with dementia? Martin Curtice explains how one continuing care facility reaches out to families and continues to offer support after the death of a loved oneAuthor/s: Martin Curtice For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

Palliative care in dementia: caring at home to the end

In this second of two articles reporting on her research, Jenny Henderson argues that adequate support should be given to carers who wish to care for a person with end-stage dementia at homeAuthor/s: Jenny Henderson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Towards better care for people with dementia at the end of life

Barbara Pointon reflects on the experience of caring for her husband to the end of his life, discussing difficult ethical issues and the importance of spirituality. She argues that a community-based specialist nurse is needed to bring together end-of-life careAuthor/s: Barbara Pointon For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Palliative care in dementia: carers must be included

Family carers are rarely encouraged to remain involved once their relative has moved into a care home. Jenny Henderson says that this situation must change if we are to meet the palliative care needs of people with end-stage dementiaAuthor/s: Jenny Henderson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

The challenge of assessing and treating pain in dementia

Stephen Smith and Carolanne Shaw describe how staff on a continuing care ward worked together to identify the causes and relieve the symptoms of pain and distress for one woman with dementiaAuthor/s: Stephen Smith, Carolanne Shaw For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more