Misunderstandings about Validation

In the face of criticism from some professionals, and a tendency, she feels, to over-simplify the theory and practice of Validation, Vicki de Klerk-Rubin sets the record straight.Author/s: Vicki de Klerk-Rubin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Links in the chain

Sue Benson meets a research team at the forefront of exciting discoveries about dementia, who nonetheless feel that their counselling role is at least as important as the research itself.Author/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.

Who cares for continence?

Staff motivation is the crucial key to better management, say Mandy Wells, Suzanne Deeley and Susan Chadburn.Author/s: Suzanne Deeley, Susan Chadburn For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The calming power of aromatherapy

Interest is growing in the application of aromatherapy for people with dementia. Bernice West and Stephen Brockman describe how their patients benefited.Author/s: Bernice West, Stephen Brockman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Shaking a stick at fear

Discovering the reasons for threatening behaviour is like solving a puzzle, writes Jean Hooper.Author/s: Jean Hooper For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Reality orientation

Bob Woods tracks the progress and reputation of reality orientation to its present role in dementia care.Author/s: Bob Woods For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Understanding dementia 3: Diffuse Lewy body disease

Diffuse Lewy body disease was thought very rare until recent years. Its discovery in increasing numbers of patients has added significantly to understanding the different forms of dementia, writes Dr Robert Tobiansky.Author/s: Robert Tobiansky For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Celebrating reminiscence

Pam Schweitzer reports from the first European conference on reminiscence, hosted by Age Exchange.Author/s: Pam Schweitzer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Qualifications: who needs them?

What training and/or qualifications do staff in care homes need? Brenda Hooper opens the debateAuthor/s: Brenda Hooper For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

All The Help We Can Get

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.