Once a friend: now a carer

Winchester: In the third DASS pilot project, former carers work as volunteers with the local Alzheimer’s Society.Author/s: Jayne Lingard, Alisoun Milne For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Illuminating teamwork

Northumberland: Christine Davidson reports on a project to involve people with dementia in creating stained glass designs.Author/s: Christine Davidson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

It all begins with a blank sheet of paper

South Yorkshire: Claire Craig reveals how she used both art and technology to help people with dementia on hospital wards.Author/s: Claire Craig For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Let’s top the spin

Simon Denegri on good media communication.Author/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.

An interactive story for Margaret

Staffordshire: Jim Ellis describes how he develped a special therapeutic activity through which to communicate with his wife Margaret.Author/s: Jim Ellis For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Creating a mural for the senses

Salford: Elisha Maran-Barnell describes some hands-on art therapyAuthor/s: rg/admin/jdcarticles-amend.pl For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Complementary therapies: worth talking about

Mairi Wood and Kim Jobst have a passionate interest in the use of complementary therapies in dementia care. Sue Benson met them at the nursing home Mairi runs in Musselburgh to share and discuss their experiences and ideas.Author/s: Mairi Wood, Kim Jobst For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Let’s Right the Scales

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.

People with dementia reveal their views of homecare

As part of a ‘best value’ review, a day centre in West London recently invited people with dementia to contribute their views of the homecare services they use. Sue Heiser reports on how the team conducted the review, and what the service users said.Author/s: Sue Heiser For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

How to get past the tip of the tongue

Difficulties with remembering things can be a source of frustration to people with dementia and a challenge to their carers. Claire Surr reports on a research project to improve channels of communication and enable people’s voices to be heard.Author/s: Claire Surr For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more