A little help with care planning.

Brenda Walker and Sue Manterfield set out some important principles for effective dementia care planning.Author/s: Brenda Walker, Sue Manterfield For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Person-centred risk management: the Traffic Light approach.

Debbie Sells and Louisa Shirley introduce a new approach to care planning, which aims to support staff to feel confident and prepared for when things might go wrong, especially if the person has a history of behaviour that challenges. Author/s: Debbie Sells, Louisa Shirley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Independence, wellbeing and choice:conflict or harmony?

Lyndsay Beck reflects on tough choices when working with two older women with dementia living at home. Author/s: Lyndsay Beck For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

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

A deeper look at emotion in dementia

In the fifth of this series on the brain and dementia care, Elizabeth Milwain looks at the way the brain processes emotional responses and assesses the impact of dementia. 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.

Improving dementia care in care homes and generalhospitals

In this third of a regular series of updates on implementing the National Dementia Strategy, Deborah Sturdy describes the challenges for general hospitals and care homesAuthor/s: Deborah Sturdy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

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.

Applying a creative approach to activity design

In the second of three articles, Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris discusses how a creative approach can inspire many kinds of purposeful and rewarding activityAuthor/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.

Beatrice: personhood restored through sensory experience

Kim Wylie tells how regular, gentle sensory sessions with Beatrice, a care home resident with dementia, drew out vivid responses from a woman thought to be isolated and withdrawnAuthor/s: Kim Wylie For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Jimmy: assessing and exploring unmet needs

In this fifth case study demonstrating the support model used by the Newcastle Challenging Behaviour Service, Ann Scott and Tania Hutchinson describe their work with staff caring for an elderly man whose agitated behaviour in the evenings caused problems for them and for other residentsAuthor/s: Ann Scott, Tania Hutchinson For the full article please see … Read more