Capturing the light that shines in the forest

Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by structures in the brain known as tangles and plaques, which have a strange beauty under the microscope. Photographer Sharon Bailey and writer Julia darling have captured the beauty in the real lives of people with the disease in a new book, tangles and Starbursts. Here we present a selection.Author/s: Sharon … Read more

Singing as a therapeutic intervention in dementia care

The value of background music or dedicated music therapy sessions in enhancing well-being for people with dementia is well known, but they have limitations. Steven Brown, Eva Gotell and Sirkka-Liisa Ekman propose the third way of singing as a therapeutic intervention to accompany daily routines and activities.Author/s: Steven Brown, Eva Gotell, Sirkka-Liisa Ekman For the … Read more

Dementia doesn’t discriminate

Ealing, London: Francis English describes two new videos produced by Alzheimer’s Concern Ealing to support people with dementia and carers from ethnic minority groupsAuthor/s: Francis English For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Training troubles

A new regular column, launched here by Alan Chapman, dealing with important aspects of providing education and training to staff groups.Author/s: Alan Chapman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Cold shoulder for Labour?

Labour’s in again – but they’ll have to work hard to win again, says Simon DenegriAuthor/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.

Providing EQUAL support for staff

Maidstone: Helen Wilkin of the EQUAL project describes its focus on supporting care home staff working with people with dementia.Author/s: Helen Wilkin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Still possess the whole

Illinois, USA: Daniel Kuhn reflects on the life of Helen Keller and how it might inspire us to think in new ways about people with dementia.Author/s: Daniel Kuhn For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Everyone grows in their own way

Cumbria: Jo Collier describes how facilitators of an art group for people with dementia need to learn when, and when not, to step in and helpAuthor/s: Jo Collier For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Singing on the Job

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Faith Gibson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Learning disabilities and dementia: a pilot therapy group

Michelle Rosewarne describes the development of a support group, involving a range of psychotherapeutic approaches, for people with the dual disability of learning disabilities and dementia.Author/s: Michelle Rosewarne For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.