Sniff and doze therapy

We can all think of sensual experiences we value and look forward to. Do we make sure people with dementia have the same chance to discover and choose experiences they enjoy? Sue Benson reports on use of relaxation and sensory stimulation at King’s Park Community Hospital, Bournemouth.Author/s: Sue Benson For the full article please see … Read more

Carers have different priorities

Would a drug for dementia that produced modest improvement be worth using, despite side effects? Carers’ views contrast sharply with those of professionals on this question, as Antony Bayer’s research showed.Author/s: Antony Bayer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A healthy dose of difference

Social workers who specialise in work with people with dementia feel themselves under attack. But the different perspective they bring is all important, writes Valerie Good.Author/s: Valerie Good For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Risk and restraint

Jef Smith gathers what is important, helpful, practical and readable in research and publications on restraint and risk taking in residential settings.Author/s: Jef Smith For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The trouble with men

Staff can feel at a loss to provide interesting activities for men. Carole Archibald emphasises an approach that takes the whole person into account, and gives creative ideas.Author/s: Carole Archibald For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Understanding dementia 2: Vascular dementia

In this second article in our clinical teaching series, Dr Robert Tobiansky describes the various different types of Vascular dementia.Author/s: Robert Tobiansky For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

How not to give as good as you get

It is difficult not to take it personally when someone shouts or talks rudely to you, even if you know you should stay calm. Jane Maxim and Karen Bryan look at the possible reasons for verbal abuse, and the practical steps all staff can take.Author/s: Jane Maxim, Karen Bryan For the full article please see … Read more

On target for crisis and waste

Targeting is a euphemism for rationing, and the assumption that it will provide effective community care needs to be strongly challenged, writes Harry CaytonAuthor/s: Harry Cayton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Cloak or Dagger

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Sue Benson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.