The Betty Blue Diet Management Plan.

Liz Ansah describes the simple tool she developed to help a care home staff team identify residents at risk of weight loss, and the planned action to take for each individual. Author/s: Liz Ansah For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

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

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.

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.

Working out at the memory gym

Colin Barnes reports on groups for people with mild memory impairment. At the Portsmouth memory gym, the emphasis is on cognitive exercises, practical tasks to pursue at home and educationAuthor/s: For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Creative interaction with people in advanced dementia

In this final article* Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris sets out ideas based on her experience of creative communicationand activity with people in the advanced stages of dementia.Author/s: Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

User friendly changes

Katy-Lee Jenks explains how simple environmental changes at a care home have led to improvements across many areasAuthor/s: Katy-Lee Jenks For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The brain and person-centred care 1.Bringing different perspectives together

Deeper understanding of the brain damage underlying dementia illuminates and validates the person-centredapproach to dementia care, says Elizabeth Milwain in this first of a series of five articles.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.

A new dining experience

Liz Wainwright shares the experience of introducing protected mealtimes in four Kirklees Council care homesAuthor/s: Liz Wainwright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Improving mealtimes

Bernadette ’Bow’ Ramm and Julie Smith explain how a team effort produced positive results at mealtimes for people on a long-term wardAuthor/s: Bernadette ‘Bow’ Ramm, Julie Smith For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.