Developing better services for young onset dementia

Specialist services for younger people with dementia are few and far between. Tessa Gutteridge and Sue Heiser report on two different forums to address this problem and seek solutionsAuthor/s: Tessa Gutteridge, Sue Heiser For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A drop in the ocean

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

DCM training: three or five day courses

Leicestershire: Paul Edwards describes his experiences running a five-day course in Dementia Care MappingAuthor/s: Paul Edwards For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A room with a vision

Nottinghamshire: Rachel Farmer describes a day service for younger people with dementia providing a wide range of activities from a single roomAuthor/s: Rachel Farmer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Providing person-centred care for younger people with dementia

Jenny LaFontaine discusses the opportunities and challenges presented in seeking to provide person-centred care to younger people with dementia, in the Birmingham Working Age Dementia ServiceAuthor/s: Jenny LaFontaine For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Walk this way: assisted exercise for all people with dementia

Physical activity is vital to all of us, and people with dementia should be helped to stay as active as possible at every stage. Rosemary Oddy gives guidance on how this can be achieved, with special emphasis on walking as a source of exerciseAuthor/s: Rosemary Oddy For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

Charts for sailing alongside voyagers with dementia

People with dementia ‘sail alone’, but we can still travel alongside them. In this second of two articles exploring recent written accounts of living with dementia, this focusing on carers’ experiences, John Killick discusses two texts which float well upon this seaAuthor/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Prisoners who develop dementia: what we need to know

Responsibility for the health care of prisoners was transferred to Primary Care Trusts from April 2003. Aileen Murray reviews what is known about care and conditions for older prisoners with dementia, highlighting a need for further researchAuthor/s: Aileen Murray For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Evaluation of an early onset dementia service

By Elaine Coombes, Jackie Colligan and Helen KeenanAuthor/s: Elaine Coombes, Jackie Colligan, Helen Keenan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.