You say you deliver person-centred care? Prove it!

In this last of five articles on developing a benchmarking tool for person-centred care, Caroline Baker, Paul Edwards and Tracy Packer discuss ways to take the work forward through involvement of as many practitioners as possibleAuthor/s: Caroline Baker, Paul Edwards, Tracy Packer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

A place to delight the sense and refresh the soul

In this first of two articles, Martin Cobley shares his findings and experience of the benefits gardens can bring for older people with dementiaAuthor/s: Martin Cobley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Health and Beauty

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.

GP referral project is already bearing fruit

South Birmingham: The Alzheimer’s Society and a Primary Care Trust in Birmingham are working together through a highly successful GP referral scheme. Barry Weir explainsAuthor/s: Barry Weir For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Care plans, pathways, people: a personalised approach to care

Through the example of care for Mr X, Joanne Schofield describes how the development and use of Personalised Care Pathways can help professionals to treat ‘patients’ with dementia as peopleAuthor/s: Joanne Schofield For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘You say you deliver person-centred care? Prove it!’

In this last of five articles on developing a benchmarking tool for person-centred care, Caroline Baker, Paul Edwards and Tracy Packer discuss ways to take the work forward through involvement of as many practitioners as possibleAuthor/s: Caroline Baker, Paul Edwards, Tracy Packer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

A place to delight the senses and refresh the soul

In this first of two articles Martin Cobley shares his findings and experience of the benefits gardens can bring for older people with dementia.Author/s: Martin Cobley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The castle and the know-it-all – access to the inner circle

In this second of two articles Ian James, Ian Powell and Katherine Kendell describe their training package. Its main focus is engaging staff in a high quality relationship, allowing honest discussion of attitudes and beliefs, and the potential for lasting changeAuthor/s: Ian James, Ian Powell, Katherine Kendell For the full article please see the PDF … Read more

What can higher education contribute to dementia care?

Dave Pulsford and colleagues review current provision of higher education for professionals in dementia care, and suggest a direction for its development in futureAuthor/s: Dave Pulsford For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dementia services in remote and rural areas

Anthea Innes, Anne Mason, Sylvia Cox, Paula Ribiero and Annetta Smith review current research on provision of services to older people and their carers in remote and rural areas across the UK, with specific reference to Scotland. They consider the policy implications for dementia services in this contextAuthor/s: Anthea Innes, Anne Mason, Sylvia Cox, Paula … Read more