Perfect manners demand a first-class service

A stickler for correctness and punctuality, George resents a casual approach but responds well when addressed as if by the deferential staff of a hotel. Daphne Wallace describes how this understanding of George’s personality has influenced his care.Author/s: Daphne Wallace For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Quality care for the dying person with dementia

Is it possible to provide good quality care in non-hospital settings for people with dementia who are terminally ill? Sylvia Cox explores a range of policy, practice and training issues.Author/s: Sylvia Cox For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Strategies to help keep people moving

When someone who has dementia needs encouragement to remain mobile, specific verbal and non-verbal strategies can help. Rosemary Oddy explains.Author/s: Rosemary Oddy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Slow down and listen to their voice

Some of the barriers to communication with people with dementia arise from their illness; many others result from our attitudes and approach. Malcolm Goldsmith’s research has shown both obstacles and opportunities on the path ahead.Author/s: Malcolm Goldsmith For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Small changes that make all the difference

Carers in East Dorset have a real opportunity to communicate their views on services and influence policy decisions at Trust level. Lesley Ann Wareing and Julian Assey describe how this came about.Author/s: Lesley Ann Wareing, Julian Assey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

The secondary dementias 2: hypothyroidism

Judith Allardyce discusses the symptoms, signs, course and treatment of hypothyroidism.Author/s: Judith Allardyce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Stirring memory through all the senses

Stimulating all the senses and memory is a rewarding activity for people with dementia, and it can be achieved without expensive equipment, writes Cynthia Ho.Author/s: Cynthia Ho For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Ripples of stress across the generations

When dementia affects their parent or grandparent, children and young people can be victims too. Yet often they are invisible to care services, writes Jane Gilliard.Author/s: Jane Gilliard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The psychology of caring

Professor Anthony Clare’s interview with Tom Kitwood for the BBC radio programme “All in the Mind”.Author/s: Anthony Clare, Tom Kitwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Who wants a home for life?

In discussion of design and provision of residential facilities for people with dementia in the UK, the concept of a “home for life” is prominent. Not so in Australia. John Tooth assesses the practical significance of this difference.Author/s: John Tooth For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more