The rich texture of memories

Judith Perry worked as an artist in residence on three wallhangings for Woodloes House in Warwickshire. She describes how the project took shape.Author/s: Judith Perry For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Mealtimes: a missed opportunity

Problems with feeding and nutrition are common among older people with dementia, yet little research has looked at mealtimes from their point of view. Salli Littlewood, Saieideh Saedi and Chris Williams describe an “action research” study to assess and change nurses’ practice and attitudes.Author/s: Salli Littlewood, Saieideh Saedi, Chris Williams For the full article please … Read more

On the scent of a useful therapy

Aromatherapy has many champions in dementia care but there has been little research to evaluate its effects. Sarah Burleigh and Cheryl Armstrong devised a small pilot study which showed dramatic effects for some individuals.Author/s: Sarah Burleigh, Cheryl Armstrong For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Protecting her personal source of love

A helpful instinct led Debbie Christian to make friends with the soft toy dog clutched in her new resident’s arms. It proved the vital key to their developing relationship.Author/s: Debbie Christian For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Package deal to satisfaction

Errollyn Bruce describes how a successful community care package was achieved through flexibility and determination.Author/s: Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A new kind of support

A small but increasing number of people with dementia are ringing helplines originally set up for carer support. Jane Gilliard and colleagues report on a pilot study to monitor and evaluate these calls.Author/s: Jane Gilliard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Sound Roots in Practice

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.

So what do we mean by abuse?

As abuse of care home residents hits the headlines again, Les Bright describes Counsel and Care’s recent work in raising awareness, widening the definition of the problem to include bad care practice, and training staff, especially care assistants.Author/s: Les Bright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Prescribing a hazy future

The use of drugs to improve cognitive ability raises important ethical questions. Anthea Tinker and colleagues outline the issues we should all urgently consider.Author/s: Anthea Tinker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.