Psychosocial intervention in the carer’s world

Jill Manthorpe reviews current research on the world of the carer, which aims to find out which psychosocial interventions are most positive and helpful.Author/s: Jill Manthorpe For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Project shines a spotlight on family carers

Angelika Trilling describes how the Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today project in Kassel, Germany influenced services and staff in exciting and positive ways.Author/s: Angelika Trilling For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A carer on the team

Involving carers in service evaluation through Dementia Care Mapping can prove rewarding for the carer, as Jane Fossey discovered.Author/s: Jane Fossey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Rainbow land

Alzheimer’s Disease International’s conference this year will be in South Africa. Susan Frade explains how the event will help put dementia on the map in Africa.Author/s: Susan Frade For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A clear way forward

Bradford Dementia group’s work continues apace, grounded in Tom Kitwood’s vision for a brighter future for people with dementia. The group describes current projects and future plans.Author/s: Tom Kitwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Can Pay, Will Pay?

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.

The heart of the home – but how are kitchens used?

In Australia, kitchens are now considered essential in helping create a more homely environment in low care residential dementia centres. Meredith Gresham conducted a survey of ten facilities in Sydney, New South Wales, to find out how the kitchens were being used.Author/s: Meredith Gresham For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Adapting the counselling role for dementia care

Mike Bender discusses the wider issues raised by long-term supportive counselling for people with dementia, in the second part of his article about the Companions Club, a peer supervision group set up with Gert Landers, Judith Horrocks and Margaret Jones.Author/s: Mike Bender For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Dedication to duty tests a wife’s endurance

In this concluding article of the series about younger people with dementia, Ron Isaacs explores the complex questions and difficulties faced by one devoted carer, looking after a husband who developed dementia with Lewy bodies in the fourth decade of their marriage.Author/s: Ron Isaacs For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Taped memories: a source of emotional security

Richard Cheston and Susan Byatt hope to reduce the attachment anxiety of patients with dementia on an assessment ward through use of memories tapes, recorded by each patient’s spouse. They report on a case study from this pilot project.Author/s: Richard Cheston, Susan Byatt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the … Read more