Who Sits in Judgement?

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.

Diagnostic testing: who wants to know?

Recent research from the United States holds out the possibility of a simple neurobiological test for Alzheimer’s disease. In the first of two articles on the social and ethical consequences of new research, Harry Cayton looks at the benefits and problems of an accurate diagnostic test.Author/s: Harry Cayton For the full article please see the … Read more

A voice at planning level

Sally Furnish describes a project on carer participation in services for people with dementia and older people with mental illness is South Glamorgan, set up by a small specialist team with a developmental remit.Author/s: Sally Furnish For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Discover the difference activities can make

When Ward 13 began to develop an activities programme for residents some staff were scathing and negative. But the results, assessed after only a short time, have astounded committed staff and won over even the most sceptical, as Helen Nairn reports.Author/s: Helen Nairn For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the … Read more

Flying start for new ADS chair

Brian Roycroft, newly-appointed chairman of the Alzheimer’s Disease Society, brings to the post long experience of social services and local government, vital in a time of persisting uncertainty over community care. Profile by Sue Benson.Author/s: Sue Benson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Incontinent or not? Don’t label: describe and assess

Finding someone wet or soiled is no good reason to label them incontinent, writes Graham Stokes in this first of three articles on toileting difficulty in dementia. Instead of labelling, we should begin the process of finding out why.Author/s: Graham Stokes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

The roots and growth of person-centred care

In the first of two articles on the development of a person-centred care approach to dementia care, Ian Morton and Christine Bleathman evaluate Validation Therapy.Author/s: Ian Morton, Christine Bleathman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Euthanasia

As the US state of Oregon edges close to legalising euthanasia, Janis Moody reviews the ethical, legal and social issues, urging professionals to be alert to potential dangers of any move towards legalisation.Author/s: Janis Moody For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Please don’t shut us out from caring

The abrupt change admission to long-term care brings for both carer and relative is acutely upsetting to both. Why does it have to be like this? asks Jean Tobin. Why can’t carers continue to share the care of their relative, in the home?Author/s: Jean Tobin For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more