Promoting a new kind of partnership

1995’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Week focuses on primary health care and the relationship between GPs and carers. Harry Cayton describes the main findings of a new report and hopes for greater understanding on both sides. Author/s: Harry Cayton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is...

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What’s on today?

Can older people with dementia remain in residential care alongside people who are not confused? Methodist Homes’ care group initiative has been remarkably successful; it may provide part of the answer, writes Alison Johnson. Author/s: Alison Johnson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is...

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Touching the soul through the senses

The Sonas approach is a tried and tested way of activating potential for communication in people with dementia, through all the senses including touch, smell and taste. Mary Threadgold explains the system and how it was developed. Author/s: Mary Threadgold For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full...

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Hold the line for carer support

Carers themselves identified the need for a telephone helpline service, and so the South East Wales Dementia Careline was born. Simon O’Donovan describes the first two years of this highly valued service, and plans for the future. Author/s: Simon O’Donovan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full...

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A window of insight into quality care

Dementia care mapping is a valuable tool for evaluating quality of care. But by sharing both mapping and results widely and quickly, the Bath project achieved immediate positive change as well. Elizabeth Barnett explains. Author/s: Elizabeth Barnett For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is...

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Many a slip ‘twixt dose and lip

Monitored dosage is a useful time-saving system of drug administration, but it does bring its own limitations and dangers. Sally Kennedy shares some words of warning after using the system for five years. Author/s: Sally Kennedy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available...

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Depression and dementia

The incidence of depression in people with dementia is significant,a nd the additional disability it causes can be quite profound, writes Alan Powell. He reviews research on the co-existing conditions and responses to different forms of treatment. Author/s: Alan Powell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full...

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The Challenge of Ageism

Editorial Comment Author/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....

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