The person not the problem

Sharon Tayler introduces a new video resource from MHA Care GroupAuthor/s: Sharon Tayler For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Two-way traffic over the bridge

South west England: Jane Gilliard and Tracy Packer report on discussions and a developing network which aims to improve two-way communication between researchers and practitioners, to benefit all involved in dementia careAuthor/s: Jane Gilliard, Tracy Packer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Obituary – Margaret Butterworth

Margaret Butterworth, head of the National Association for Providers of Activities and co-chair of the London Centre for Dementia Care, died just before Christmas after a long illness bravely fought. Appreciation by Shirley Nurock.Author/s: Shirley Nurock For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Clowning About?

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

Assessing need and providing person-centred support

In this second of five articles on developing a benchmarking tool for person-centred care, Caroline Baker, Paul Edwards and Tracy Packer describe the development of the first two factors identified: assessment of need, and providing person-centred support.Author/s: Caroline Baker, Paul Edwards, Tracy Packer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the … Read more

Food, eating and well-being in dementia care

In this second of two articles, Claire Biernacki urges an individual approach to eating and nutrition, discussing common difficulties and the skill of feeding a person with dementia.Author/s: Claire Biernacki For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The case for specialist homecare for people with dementia

Specialist domiciliary care for people with dementia is still regarded as a thing of the future, argues Dominic Chilvers. Here he presents the case for thinking about it now, and for continuing to innovate in the services already available.Author/s: Dominic Chilvers For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

There’s something fresh in the state of Denmark

Helen Leslie travelled to see Danish dementia care at first hand. What she saw – with its pervasive focus on providing a warm and friendly environment – led her to reflect on how dementia care is provided here.Author/s: Helen Leslie For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

‘Funny and sad and friendly’: a drama project in Scotland

John Killick reports on how specially trained actors in Scotland are using clowning skills to bring a liberating new way for people with dementia to express themselves.Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

People with a learning disability: their concerns about dementia

Now that people with a learning disability live longer, more of them are developing dementia. In planning the services they need, an important first step is to ask them what they think. Heather Wilkinson, Diana Kerr and Catherine Rae report.Author/s: Heather Wilkinson, Diana Kerr, Catherine Rae For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more