Let’s go on and do it

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

Dementia Care Mapping update: DCM 8 is ready for action

All those interested in dementia care mapping will be keen to learn about the latest version. Here Claire Surr, Dawn Brooker and Paul Edwards from Bradford Dementia Group describe the new elements contained in DCM 8, and explain how you can update your trainingAuthor/s: Claire Surr, Dawn Brooker, Paul Edwards For the full article please … Read more

Getting your facts right: insights for care staff

Brenda Walker uses her practical experience as a befriender and trainer to write here about vital lessons for care staff: learn your facts about dementia, and learn the language of dementia careAuthor/s: Brenda Walker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Making contact with those close to death

In the second of three articles on the Good Sunset Project, John Killick and Kate Allan describe the Getting Through Initiative, which aimed to reach individuals with advanced dementia and those close to deathAuthor/s: John Killick, Kate Allen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Dolls in dementia care: bridging the divide

We know there are different views about doll therapy. But is there any way through to a consensus? Jane Verity argues her case with some persuasive examplesAuthor/s: Jane Verity For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

What is dementia care? 2. An invisible workload

How do care staff describe their experience of caring? And what part do emotions play in working with people with dementia? In the second of three articles, Richard Ward and colleagues discuss what they learned from talking to care staffAuthor/s: Richard Ward For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Relationship-centred work with couples

Damian Murphy describes his exploratory study of work with three couples with acknowledged problems in communication, using a relationship-centred approachAuthor/s: Damian Murphy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

ADI Conference

Sue Benson reports on the 21st Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Istanbul in autumn 2005Author/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.

Pockets of time

The third in the series of occasional articles by Claire Craig focuses on poetry and creative writingAuthor/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.

Building on excellence

June Andrews, the new director of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre, outlines her vision for this important centreAuthor/s: June Andrews For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.