Talk but no walk: barriers to person-centred care

Why is it so hard to ’walk the walk’ of truly person-centred care even in what seems a very good care environment? Heather Hill concludes that changes are needed beyond the unit itself – in the whole organisation and the wider community too.Author/s: Heather Hill For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more

The power of learning through experience

Caroline Baker describes pilot training carried out with four members of care staff, who were given the opportunity to find out how residents may experience life in the home, with striking results.Author/s: Caroline Baker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

The Strategy: find time to respond

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

Admiral Nursing Direct: an update

Madeline Armstrong reports on the nurse-led dementia helpline in strong demandAuthor/s: Madeline Armstrong For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dementia in primary care

Ian Greaves, Nicola Greaves, Lesley Greening and David Jolley, describe how one health centre has reached out to support patients with dementiaAuthor/s: Ian Greaves, Nicola Greaves, Lesley Greening, David Jolley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Ethics guidance for the real world

Professor Tony Hope explores some of the ethical issues currently being considered by a Nuffield Council on Bioethics inquiry on dementiaAuthor/s: Tony Hope For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

How to hold a haiku session

Philomene Kocher and Marjorie Woodbridge describe how they have used the Japanese form of poetry – haiku – to connect powerfully with people with dementiaAuthor/s: Philomene Kocher, Marjorie Woodbridge For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

It’s good to talk

Patricia Higgins describes a support group for people with dementia in BromleyAuthor/s: Patricia Higgins For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Museums, the arts, responsive care and supportive design

John Killick introduces the US-based care provider Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, which he says is fast becoming a beacon of good practice in the care sector.Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Optimism is gaining ground

Mary Marshall reports from the 18th Alzheimer Europe conference in OsloAuthor/s: Mary Marshall For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.