Bridging the generation gap: enlisting student support to improve well-being.

Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton and Stuart Wright describe a study in which older secondary school students were supported and helped to befriend ‘low interacting’ care home residents, including those with dementia.Author/s: Lesley Hobbs, Tony Charlton, Stuart Wright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Intermediate care: evaluating a specialist home treatment service

Intermediate care services for people with dementia are being developed in a number of areas but currentresearch on effectiveness is limited. Here Alison Culverwell and Alisoun Milne describe the initial evaluationof a multidisciplinary service providing specialist mental health intermediate care for people withdementia. A range of meaningful and positive outcomes were identified for the majority … Read more

Recognising the needs of children of younger people with dementia.

While research has explored the impact of caring on younger people, little is known about the impact on children of having a parent with dementia. Emma Svanberg summarises the process children go through in order to adapt to dementia in a parent, and suggests ways in which services can take their experiences into account.Author/s: Emma … Read more

‘New beginnings’: towards distributed responsibility in memory services.

Sean Page, Kevin Hope and Chris Maj describe the second phase of the New Beginnings project in the Ashton, Wigan and Leigh Memory Assessment Service.Author/s: Sean Page, Kevin Hope, Chris Maj For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Antipsychotic drugs: time for action

The inappropriate use of these drugs causes accelerated cognitive decline, reduces quality of life, greatly increases the risk of strokes and leads to at least 18,000 additional deaths per year.Author/s: Lucy Whitman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Ambitious study of complex interventions

Dawn Brooker explains the findings of the Centre for Aged Dementia Care Resident Study (CADRES) and reflects on the research, its background and implicationsAuthor/s: Dawn Brooker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Out of the shadows: attending to its message

Toby Williamson spells out important messages from people with dementia and their carers on coping with dementia and diagnosis, drawn from research conducted last year by the Mental Health Foundation for the Alzheimer’s SocietyAuthor/s: Toby Williamson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Ladder to the Moon: interactive theatre in care homes

Ladder to the Moon’s unique approach to drama and activity has brought fun, laughter, enhanced relationships and a strengthened sense of community in care homes and day centres, as Sue Benson explainsAuthor/s: Sue Benson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more