Are hip protectors helpful for older people with dementia?

Clare Leonard reports on a small benchmarking study of 20 people with dementia in the care of a physiotherapy team, where those thought to be at risk of falling, following assessment, were provided with hip protectors and followed up at monthly intervals over a period of six monthsAuthor/s: Clare Leonard For the full article please … Read more

One hundred years of AD

Bernard Ineichen reviews AlzheimerÂ_s Disease InternationalÂ_s annual conference in BerlinAuthor/s: Bernard Ineichen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dementia Services Development Centre for Northern Ireland

June Andrews, director of DSDC in Stirling, announces the development of a new centre in Northern IrelandAuthor/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.

UK Dementia Congress 2006

Reports from Margaret Anne Tibbs, Christopher Manthorp, David Jolley, Jane Verity and othersAuthor/s: Margaret Anne Tibbs, Christopher Manthorp, David Jolley, Jane Verity For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Common ground

Paula Leslie and Hannah Crawford offer a learning disability perspective on the UK Dementia CongressAuthor/s: Paula Leslie, Hannah Crawford For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

NICE Dementia Guideline: a catalyst for change?

Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe hope that practitioners and service providers will act on the NICE guideline’s recommendations. Summary of the guideline appears on page 17Author/s: Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Support for a Vital Role

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.

Conversations that matter: listening to Millie

Julia Pitkin describes how she built up a relationship through conversations with Millie, a woman with dementia in a care home, and discussion with her family. She then worked with staff to make constructive changes in Millie’s care plan, which resulted in improved quality of life for allAuthor/s: Julia Pitkin For the full article please … Read more

Chalfont Lodge choir: heart of a home and community

Many people find singing in a choir very enjoyable. So what happens when you bring together residents with dementia, staff and families to form a choir based in a care home? As Stuart Wood explains, the ripplies spread beyond the life of the homeAuthor/s: Stuart Wood For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

Guidelines on using dolls

Lorna Mackenzie, Amy Wood-Mitchell and Ian James present guidance on doll use in dementia care settings based on their experiences in Newcastle upon TyneAuthor/s: Lorna Mackenzie, Amy Wood-Mitchell, Ian James For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.