Three tiers for a comprehensive regional memory service

David Jolley, Ian Greaves, Nicola Greaves and Lesley Greening argue the case for a three tiered approach tomemory services as modelled in Gnosall, Stafford. Here primary, secondary and tertiary services for people with dementia are valued, with a lead taken by primary care. For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the … Read more

Adapting to dementia: learning from counselling

If we listen, we can learn much from people with dementia about their experience and the creative ways theyadapt to preserve the Self, writes Danuta LipinskaAuthor/s: Danuta Lipinska For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Implementing the NDS: case studies from primary care

Tamar Koch and Steve Iliffe share the innovative work of several general practitioners working to better identify and support people with dementia in their practicesAuthor/s: Tamar Koch and Steve Iliffe For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dementia in primary care

Ian Greaves, Nicola Greaves, Lesley Greening and David Jolley, describe how one health centre has reached out to support patients with dementiaAuthor/s: Ian Greaves, Nicola Greaves, Lesley Greening, David Jolley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Nurses working for early diagnosis

Eileen McKnight, Alison Bloomer and Siobhan Baker describe the development of a nurse-led clinic to facilitate early diagnosis of dementiaAuthor/s: Eileen McKnight, Alison Bloomer, Siobhan Baker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Help before diagnosis

Kensington and Chelsea: A guidance sheet helps people know what to do if they are concerned about someone who has memory problemsAuthor/s: Cynthia Heymanson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

It’s the little things …

Wyn Abbot and Colin Dugdale describe one primary care trust’s efforts to take a lead on dementia awareness trainingAuthor/s: Wyn Abbot, Colin Dugdale For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Early identification of dementia in primary care

Laura Sanger, Kath Bland and Claire Short describe how they assessed views of primary care staff, to address barriers and find acceptable ways of developing training and support for early identification of dementiaAuthor/s: Laura Sanger, Kath Bland, Claire Short For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

PEG feeding: a difficult decision that must be shared

When it has become extremely difficult for a person with end stage dementia to eat and drink, a PEG feeding tube is often considered. Amanda Thompsell and Cathinka Guldberg warn that this is not always the right way forward. They set out the pros and cons, and give guidance for best practiceAuthor/s: Amanda Thompsell, Cathinka … Read more