Community engagement with heritage-based resources online

Bray J et al (2024) Community engagement with heritage-based resources online. Journal of Dementia Care 32(3) 38-41. This article is a companion piece to the work reported by Aaron Smith and colleagues in the January/February 2024 issue of JDC (Smith et al 2024). While the earlier work focused on the use of a new life...

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Evaluating a reminiscence project (RYCT) in a residential care home

Woods S (2023) Evaluating a reminiscence project (RYCT) in a residential care home. Journal of Dementia Care 31(6)21-23 As a well known arts-based reminiscence programme, Remembering Yesterday Caring Today has traditionally been delivered in community settings.  Sandie Woods set out to discover how it would work in a care home and shares her findings. Author...

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It’s a wonderful life!

Maria Mullan wonders why we often wait until someone dies before saying how much they mean to us, and suggests that we create ‘tribute books’ alongside life story books Author/s: Maria Mullan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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A holiday adventure

Agnes Houston describes trying out a holiday cottage specially designed for people with dementia. Author/s: Agnes Houston For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Spiritual care and dementia: pilgrims on a journey

Cathy Dakin argues that everyone has a spiritual dimension to their lives – and that only by offering spiritual care to people with dementia will we be meeting their whole needs Author/s: Cathy Dakin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you...

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Life story project lives on

Ruth Burgess tells how a time-limited life story project worked hard to support staff to continue the work Author/s: Ruth Burgess For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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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 withdrawn Author/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....

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Museum outreach: making memory boxes

Chia Swee Hong and Jane M Hibberd report on a joint project between the Alzheimer’s Society and Suffolk museums Author/s: Chia Swee Hong, Jane M Hibberd For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Reminiscence, communication and conversation

Reminiscence activities can provide a focus and stimulation for continued conversation with people with dementia. In this article based on their new book Pam Schweitzer and Errollyn Bruce describe the principles and some ideas for good practice Author/s: Pam Schweitzer, Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right....

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Customised Tai Chi for people with dementia

Linda Stephens explains how Tai Chi has become an important part of one day hospital’s programme – with storytelling and sensory stimulation added into the formula for success Author/s: Linda Stephens For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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