Introducing the 4ME cue card for vascular dementia

Rachel Price and John Keady introduce a practical resource to help people with vascular dementia manage health and lifestyle risk factorsAuthor/s: Rachel Price, John Keady For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Vascular dementia: hearts and brains

There is little awareness about this form of dementia. But this is about to changeAuthor/s: Sarah Day For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A toolbox of skills to share across dementia care

Following from their article in the last issue, on a ‘shared care’ approach of collaboration between GPs and hospital specialists in dementia care, Steve Iliffe, Jane Wilcock and Deborah Haworth here identify twelve competemcies needed by professionals along the dementia care pathwayAuthor/s: Steve Iliffe, Jane Wilcock, Deborah Haworth For the full article please see the … Read more

Agenda benders

Simon Denegri bemoans the use of ‘junk science’ to support genetic testing by insurance companiesAuthor/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

French connection

Tom Kitwood reports, from a major conference in France, on the growing body of experience and research on psychotherapy in dementia care.Author/s: Tom Kitwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Genetic links reach through the family tree

In the first of a series about the problems facing younger people with dementia and their families, Elaine Duncan writes about the genetic and family issues for a young person with familial Alzheimer’s disease.Author/s: Elaine Duncan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Plans that hold coded clues

Much has been discovered in the last few years about the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. Nigel Tunstall explains what is currently known, and describes a large scale study to expand on this knowledge.Author/s: Nigel Tunstall For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Worldwide hunt for clues

Bernard Ineichen reports on findings of low rates of demebtia in part of Africa, which could hold vital clues for research.Author/s: Bernard Ineichen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

How to add insult to carers’ injuries

Doctors’ reluctance to add “dementia” or “Alzheimer’s disease” to death certificates skews the statistics on incidence and prevalence of the diseases, and is insulting and hurtful to carers, say Geoffrey Bamforth and Bernard Ineichen.Author/s: Geoffrey Bamforth, Bernard Ineichen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more