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 booksAuthor/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.

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.

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 needsAuthor/s: Cathy Dakin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Life story project lives on

Ruth Burgess tells how a time-limited life story project worked hard to support staff to continue the workAuthor/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.

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.

Museum outreach: making memory boxes

Chia Swee Hong and Jane M Hibberd report on a joint project between the Alzheimer’s Society and Suffolk museumsAuthor/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.

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 practiceAuthor/s: Pam Schweitzer, Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

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 successAuthor/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.

A room of one?s own: ?room-centred care?

In this chapter from his new book, And still the music plays, Graham Stokes tells the story of Penny K, showing how living in a care home can be made compatible with having personal and familiar space.Author/s: Graham Stokes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Improving the view from the Front Porch

Susan Lanza tells how a care home in the United States transformed a troubled nursing home unit into a specialist dementia care facility � with a motivated staff team taking responsibility for learning and leading on the changes. Author/s: Susan Lanza For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more