French connection

Tom Kitwood reports, from a major conference in France, on the growing body of experience and research on psychotherapy in dementia care.Author/s: Tom Kitwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Artistic benefits

The potential value of art therapy for older adults with dementia is put under the spotlight in a new study project.Author/s: rg/admin/jdcarticles-amend.pl For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Sharing the experience of mealtimes in homes

Awareness is needed to enable people with dementia to continue to eat well, and the presence of friends and family can be of great help, says Julia Burton-Jones of the Relatives Association.Author/s: Julia Burton-Jones For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Clinton’s health plans win over consumers

The USA’s health system is ripe for reform; and President Clinton is preparing to introduce changes which could benefit the four million Americans with dementia, reports Simon Denegri.Author/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Focus on each individual’s experience and emotions

In the first instalment of a two-part article, Marion Moyes and Hector Christie describe how they achieved an even better service within existing resources when they focused attention on the subjective experience of people with dementia.Author/s: Marion Moyes, Hector Christie For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Drama as therapy: bringing memories to life

Mime, story making, role play, movement and music – all have a part to play in empowering people with dementia so that they can live as fully as possible, writes Paul Batson.Author/s: Paul Batson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

A matter of time: supporting the carer

When a carer says to you, their support worker, “I’m wasting your time”, how do you react? Christina and Jeff Garland see this issue as central to community support for carers, and describe implications of their view for service organisation, training, and professional practice.Author/s: Christina Garland, Jeff Garland For the full article please see the … Read more

Personal detractions – a personal account

People with dementia are routinely put down by the “personal detractions” observed during Dementia Care Mapping. Diane Beavis lists some common put-downs, discusses their likely effects, and gives guidance for preventive action.Author/s: Diane Beavis For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

I feel lost… as if my brain is full of holes.

Focusing on two individuals with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease in the second article of this series, Ron Isaacs describes how awareness and understanding of feelings is crucial to successful support.Author/s: Ron Isaacs For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Back to Normal Life

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.