Coaching role…

Alan Chapman explains that there is muchmore to training than attending coursesAuthor/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.

Is there life on MARS?

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

John’s story: advocating for someone with dementia

Advocating for someone with dementia is a complex business, requiring a very sensitive approach to communication as a first step, then in supporting the person’s interests through possible conflict with other services. Sally Wells describes how she built up a trusting relationship with John White.Author/s: Sally Wells For the full article please see the PDF … Read more

‘Tell me the truth’ – empowering the person with dementia

Should people with dementia be told their diagnosis? Jayne Lingard describes research which looked at the effects of being told their diagnosis from the perspective of the person with dementia, and assesses its impact in the context of other Mental Health Foundation projects.Author/s: Jayne Lingard For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more

How colour throws light on design in dementia care

In this third of her series on design for dementia care, Margaret Calkins explores the use of colour and lighting in dementia care settings, including what is known about their effects on behaviour and mood.Author/s: Margaret Calkins For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Tapping the potential of home improvement agencies

Recent research has investigated to what extent Home Improvement Agencies work with people with dementia and their carers. Robin Means, Hazel Morbey and Terry McClatchey present their findings, discuss the issues raised and future opportunities.Author/s: Robin Means, Hazel Morbey, Terry McClatchey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

How DCM may affect caregiver mappers

Dementia Care Mapping had a huge effect on Andrew Neel’s perception of his role as a caregiver. In this second of a series of articles on DCM he explores his experiences and how we might reflect on this tool’s impact on staff.Author/s: Andrew Neel For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

‘Unawareness’ in early dementia: symptom of disease, 31

People in the early stages of dementia are often said to be ‘unaware’ or to ‘lack insight’ – a judgement usually made without taking psychosocial factors into account. Linda Clare explores the issues, outlines a new approach that considers the perspective of the person, and describes a study based on this approach.Author/s: Linda Clare For … Read more

The stallholder won’t be stalled

Ealing, London: May Hearn proves that dementia is no obstacle to leading an active life. Neil Mapes describes her tireless work for charityAuthor/s: Neil Mapes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Worth at least a thousand words?

Ossett: People with dementia respond to art therapy in different ways. Lindsay Remington and Jane Broadhurst report on their experiencesAuthor/s: Lindsay Remington, Jane Broadhurst For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.