Plus points

West Midlands: As the latest DSDC is launched in the West Midlands, Kate Read explains how it will workAuthor/s: Kate Read For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Across the gaps in primary care

Northern Ireland: Claire Mullan of Alzheimer’s Society Northern Ireland explains how the ACROSS project has helped to raise both awareness and standards in primary care for people with dementia and their families.Author/s: Claire Mullan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Power to the people?

Democracy means more than clever marketing, says the People’s Columnist Simon DenegriAuthor/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Future Inspiration

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.

There’s no place like a smart home

Smart home projects are springing up around the country to explore the use of technology for enhancing the quality of life of people with dementia. Launching a regular column on technology and dementia, Andrew Chapman looks at the different models under development, while Roger Orpwood explains how the Gloucester smart house worksAuthor/s: Andrew Chapman, Roger … Read more

Community mental health nursing and dementia care

In the first of two articles exploring the role of community mental health nursing in dementia care, John Keady and Trevor Adams discuss the historical and service origins of this specialism.Author/s: John Keady, Trevor Adams For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

All in the same boat

Hampshire: Alzheimer Cafe UK – a new approach to support for people with dementia and their carers – has been launched in Hampshire. Kandy Redwood explains.Author/s: Kandy Redwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Listening to each other’s concerns

Sheffield: Joanne Airey describes an event she organised to bring together churches and residential homes and challenge some of the misconceptions they held about each other.Author/s: Joanne Airey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Community links help bring cafe culture to care

Maureen Sansom, with Jan Gordon, Jill Forsyth and Maureen Anton, describes a series of imaginative projects at a home in Peeblesshire, which have drawn on talent in the local community and brough people together in stimulating new ways.Author/s: Maureen Sansom For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Sensory stimulation work with carers in the community

Larissa Kempenaar, Christine McNamara and Dr Bill Creaney report on the evaluation of their exploratory study of specific sensory stimulation for people with dementia in the community.Author/s: Larissa Kempenaar, Christine McNamara, Bill Creaney For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.