Leadership in dementia care: what does it take?

Buz Loveday has developed professional development courses for leaders in dementia care. Here she shares some of the learning from these courses, and argues that leadership skills are crucial for nurturing a staff team  and capitalising on staff training. Author/s: Buz Loveday For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Goodbye to the ‘family from hell’.

Damian Murphy describes the development of a new training course that takes a relationship-centred approach to living well with dementia.Author/s: Damian Murphy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Telling our story: good practice in respite care.

There isn’t enough good quality respite care and there should be, say Reg De Soysa, Pauline Grayson, John Grayson. With Tony Ryan and Mike Nolan they describe the development of a new CD-ROM/DVD training tool. Author/s: Reg De Soysa, Pauline Grayson, John Grayson, Tony Ryan, Mike Nolan For the full article please see the PDF … Read more

Caring to the bitter end

While it is important to focus on the positives in early dementia, we must not disregard the pain and sufferingthe future will inevitably bring, writes Graham StokesAuthor/s: Graham Stokes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Parkinson’s/Lewy body dementia: a carer’s perspective

Former carer Janet Stuart has written this article, with the help of clinical psychologist Sarah Kenny. They highlight the difficulties of diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies and securing an appropriate care package, and offer some examples of good practice.Author/s: Janet Stuart and Sarah Kenny For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Life story work in practice: aiming for enduring change

Faith Gibson and Yvonne Carson report from Northern Ireland on a training and development project designed to establish life story work throughout dementia care services in the Northern Health & Social Care TrustAuthor/s: Faith Gibson and Yvonne Carson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Conference soundbites.

Reports from the National Care Homes Congress and Dementia Care in the Community (incorporating  Technology in Dementia Care). 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.

Safe2walk: safe walking for people with dementia

Sheridan Read, Simon Colquhoun and Jason Burton share lessons learned from using assistive technology tosupport independent outdoor walkingAuthor/s: Sheridan Read, Simon Colquhoun and Jason Burton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.