Dolls: handle with care.

Amanda Stevenson and colleagues share lessons learned in one care home about using dolls.Author/s: Amanda Stevenson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘A whole month of pleasure’ – making music on the South Downs.

Freya Wynn-Jones, Kathy Fordham and Vicky Hill celebrate an innovative project for people with dementia and their carers at Glyndebourne Opera House. Author/s: Freya Wynn-Jones, Kathy Fordham, Vicky Hill For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A quilt made of memories.

The Sounding Out Your Heritage project at Abbeyfield Kent Society weaves together music, dance and crafts. Author/s: For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Creative interaction with people in advanced dementia

In this final article* Sarah Zoutewelle-Morris sets out ideas based on her experience of creative communicationand activity with people in the advanced stages of dementia.Author/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.

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

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.

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.

Museums, the arts, responsive care and supportive design

John Killick introduces the US-based care provider Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, which he says is fast becoming a beacon of good practice in the care sector.Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The Dementia Care Garden: part of daily life and activity

Garuth Chalfont discusses the benefits to people with dementia of everyday contact with gardens and the natural world, and gives guidance on how care homes can make engaging with nature a normal, regular aspect of daily lifeAuthor/s: Garuth Chalfont For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more