How to hold a haiku session

Philomene Kocher and Marjorie Woodbridge describe how they have used the Japanese form of poetry – haiku – to connect powerfully with people with dementiaAuthor/s: Philomene Kocher, Marjorie Woodbridge For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Soul sessions

Marjorie Woodbridge shares her experience of sessions which aim to meet the spiritual needs of people with dementiaAuthor/s: Marjorie Woodbridge For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Towards better care for people with dementia at the end of life

Barbara Pointon reflects on the experience of caring for her husband to the end of his life, discussing difficult ethical issues and the importance of spirituality. She argues that a community-based specialist nurse is needed to bring together end-of-life careAuthor/s: Barbara Pointon For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

The power of yoga: Margaret’s story

Megan Ward describes the powerful impact of a yoga programme for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Megan Ward For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Making contact with those close to death

In the second of three articles on the Good Sunset Project, John Killick and Kate Allan describe the Getting Through Initiative, which aimed to reach individuals with advanced dementia and those close to deathAuthor/s: John Killick, Kate Allen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

The Getting Through Initiative: inside the interactions

In the last of three articles on the Good Sunset Project, John Killick and Kate Allan analyse and reflect on what happened during their attempts to ‘get through’ to individuals with advanced dementia.Author/s: John Killick, Kate Allan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Spirituality and quality of life

Barbara Pointon, carer of Malcolm, discusses an interactive workshop on spirituality held at the Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Istanbul, autumn 2005Author/s: Barbara Pointon For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Bringing spiritual light into dementia care

Sutton, Surrey: Patricia Higgins describes the success of running small religious services for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Patricia Higgins For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A restorative for the soul

Edinburgh: Susan Kirkbride explains the background to a collaborative production of a CD of favourite hymns for older peopleAuthor/s: Susan Kirkbride For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The benefits of T’ai Chi

Aberdeenshire: Iona Parkinson and Carole Milligan describe a support club for people with dementia and their carers where everyone is benefiting from T’ai Chi sessionsAuthor/s: Iona Parkinson, Carole Milligan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.