In the spirit of Ubuntu

Soweto, South Africa: Maria Modisagae of ARDA reports on a programme to bring awareness and understanding of dementia to a developing community.Author/s: Maria Modisagae For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Growth and Change

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.

Training is not enough to change care practice

Tracey Lintern, Bob Woods and Lynne Phair describe the process of translating changes in staff attitudes and behaviours into improved well-being for the residents in their care, in this second part of their report on an action research project in a nursing home.Author/s: Tracey Lintern, Bob Woods, Lynne Phair For the full article please see … Read more

EQUAL to the task: promoting meaningful activity

Linda Spender and Roisin Joyce describe the EQUAL workshop, which aims to show care staff how they can make a real difference to residents’ lives by engaging with them, especially through sensory activities, during routine care.Author/s: Linda Spender, Roisin Joyce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Mapping out the framework

Anthea Innes, Andrea Capstick and Claire Surr summarise the way the Dementia Care Mapping method has developed over the last ten years, and set out Bradford Dementia Group’s new framework for DCM users and trainers.Author/s: Anthea Innes, Andrea Capstick, Claire Surr For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

Policy matters, ethnic concerns

In this second of three articles on the findings of the CNEOPSA project, Naina Patel argues that care for black and minority ethnic elders requires root and branch policy changes.Author/s: Naina Patel For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

5: Understanding difficulties with speech and language

Clare Morris explains how communication is affected by the specific speech and language difficulties people with dementia may experience, in this fifth of her series.Author/s: Clare Morris For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Incontinence of faeces: the final frontier?

All dementia care practitioners have to cope with episodes of faecal incontinence. If we are to give the best possible care, Deirdre Jenkins argues, we must remember and face our natural feelings of revulsion, rather than suppress them. On page 29 Tracy Packer adds information on some important aspects of practical care, thoughts on the … Read more

Diagnosis by request: a self-referral memory clinic

Jane Mullins and Fiona Fitch describe the work of the self-referral memory clinic, an innovative extension to the conventional memory clinic at the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly, in Bath.Author/s: Jane Mullins, Fiona Fitch For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Memory clinics: a potential ‘one stop shop’ for services

Rachael Beese reviews current research on the role of memory clinics in dementia care, arguing that they are well placed to develop a more comprehensive and holistic service for people with dementia and their carers.Author/s: Rachael Beese For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more