Breaking free from myths that restrain us

Janet Bell and Iain McGregor challenge common misconceptions about people with dementia, which block our vision of their potential, and the social and intellectual function they could achieve.Author/s: Janet Bell, Iain McGregor For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Sex: is it a problem?

The expression of sexuality by older people with dementia is a problem for staff. Once this is openly acknowledged, a problem-solving approach is the logical next step. Carole Archibald sets out her framework for action.Author/s: Carole Archibald For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Staff hold the key to quality

Which factors improve quality of care in a residential or nursing home? Ann Netten’s research showed a clear link between in-service training, higher staff motivation and better care.Author/s: Ann Netten For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Robbed of their future

When dementia strikes at a younger age there are special problems for both sufferer and carer. Jill Walton and Penelope Roques describe the role of the nurse at a specialist clinic for people with pre-senile dementia.Author/s: Jill Walton, Penelope Roques For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Out of place, and out of time

Sharing care facilities with people over 65 can exacerbate the problems faced by younger people with dementia. Eddie Mulligan argues that this group has special needs and deserves specialist services.Author/s: Eddie Mulligan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Taking a break

Fiona Roberts visited the St John Holiday Respite Home near Edinburgh, where people with dementia and their carers can take a worry-free and well-earned holiday together.Author/s: Fiona Roberts For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Telling the whole truth

Sally Kennedy is enraged at the unhelpful and prejudiced procedure of a coroner’s inquiry.Author/s: Sally Kennedy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Communicate Or Die

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.

A voice from the base of the pyramid

Malcolm Goldsmith is engaged in research to hear the views of people with dementia. Here he sets out his thoughts so far, and invites readers to share their views and experiences.Author/s: Malcolm Goldsmith For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.