Managing vulnerability: caring, dependency and systems of care.

In this edited extract from his new book, Tim Dartington reflects on the experience of caring for his wife Anna with early onset dementia. Author/s: Tim Dartington For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Challenge and opportunity to improve dementia services.

Professor Alistair Burns took up the post of National Clinical Director for Dementia in April this year. Jane Gilliard asked him about his plans and the future of services for people with dementia and their carers. Author/s: Alistair Burns, Jane Gilliard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

Bringing dementia out of the shadows for BME elders

Jan Kendall and Irene Kohler report on the Ethnic Minority Advocacy Project and share good practice guidelines for making services more accessible to BME communities.Author/s: Jan Kendall, Irene Kohler For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dying with dignity: improving end-of-life care in residential homes.

Rosemary Hurtley draws on her personal experience to highlight best practice in end-of-life care for people with dementia living in care homes. Author/s: Rosemary Hurtley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘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.

Role play: refreshing the parts other training can’t reach

Judith Farmer and Errollyn Bruce describe how the Extending Empathy group offers a safe place for dementiacare practitioners to explore and reflect on their practice, and how role play – often a dreaded part ofworkshop activity – is a core ingredientAuthor/s: Judith Farmer and Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

Valuing the contribution of people with dementi

Peter Ashley talks with Nada Savitch about how we can ensure that the contribution of people with dementia is valued in a way that promotes, rather than discourages, their participationAuthor/s: Peter Ashley, Nada Savitch For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

UK Dementia Congress 2008

Further reports from Hazel Heath, Sue Benson and Catherine Ross Author/s: Hazel Heath, Sue Benson, Catherine Ross For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Day services in Cardiff: debates and decisions

Mia Tolvanen and Christina Maciejewski consider the arguments surrounding day services for people with dementia, and outline the approach that Cardiff is now embarking onAuthor/s: Mia Tolvanen, Christina Maciejewski For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.