Where is the support we need?

Karen Downes describes how some friends and family members have reacted to her diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s, and laments the lack of support. Author/s: Karen Downes 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

Medicines and people with dementia 3. Refusing medication: what can you do?

People with dementia may refuse medication for a number of reasons. In the third article of their series, Amanda Thompsell and Barbara Jesson discuss a step-by-step approach to handling the refusal of essential medicationsAuthor/s: Amanda Thompsell, Barbara Jesson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

A life worth living to the full, with or without dementia

Professional carers need to recognise that, not only is life worth living for people with dementia, but their quality of life can improve. Our key role is to use our knowledge and skills to help people realise their full potential, writes Claire Biernacki.Author/s: Claire Biernacki For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more

Developing the resources people with dementia need

Rachael Litherland describes work carried out within the Living with Dementia programme at the Alzheimer’s Society between 2001 and 2005 to develop accessible information products for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Rachael Litherland For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Raising the scale of our ambition

We must seize current initiatives to make large-scale improvements in dementia care, says Neil Hunt, setting out evidence from the Alzheimer’s Society’s report, Home from homeAuthor/s: Neil Hunt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Building a more empowered future

It’s your future, the 2nd UK convention planned and organised by people living with dementia, was a great success. Hazel Heath reportsAuthor/s: Hazel Heath For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Citizenship and dementia: some inconvenient truths

Stephen Judd challenges conventional wisdom on empowerment for people with dementia with some inconvenient truths from Down UnderAuthor/s: Stephen Judd For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Person-centred advocacy: some ethical issues

In the second of two articles on advocacy for people with dementia, Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson consider the ethical issues that arose in a residential home that was due to closeAuthor/s: Mike Fox, Lesley Wilson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more