Bridges we need to build across the world of dementia care

In an edited version of a speech he gave at the Alzheimer Europe Conference, Bridges into the Future, in Munich last year, Harry Cayton addresses the gaps between different parts of the dementia care world, and the bridges needed to link them.Author/s: Harry Cayton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Is it care… or companionship?

People with dementia need to be valued as fellow human beings – as do their caregivers. Elizabeth Barnett used depth interviewing and Dementia Care Mapping to discover how care staff are often more valued by their clients than they realise.Author/s: Elizabeth Barnett For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Meeting in the dark – a musical journey of discovery

Linda Rose and Stephanie Schlingensiepen describe the project Music for Life, the way action research has illuminated and changed its work, and how this may contribute to growing knowledge on running arts projects in dementia care.Author/s: Linda Rose, Stephanie Schlingensiepen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Now do you see what I mean?

Sue Saunders and Claire McLoughlin describe how a creative writing project helped one woman to feel that her thoughts and feelings were heard and understood, and helped staff to see her more fully as a person.Author/s: Sue Saunders, Claire McLoughlin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Drawing out views on services: meeting the many challenges

In the third and final part of her series on Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia, Kate Allan encourages a flexible approach to service user consultation, and a willingness to find ways of getting started, even though conditions might not seem ideal.Author/s: Kate Allan For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more

From outside looking in: recognising skill in dementia care

In the sixth and final part of her series on barriers to person-centred care, Tracy Packer asks how we can define the special skill involved in dementia care – and also ensure that others recognise it and aspire to receive such skilled care themselves in the future.Author/s: Tracy Packer For the full article please see … Read more

Community mental health nurses in dementia care: their role and future

In this second of two articles on community mental health nursing in dementia care, John Keady and Trevor Adams review published accounts of the CMHN role in work with people with dementia and their carers, and suggest a way in which the role might develop in future.Author/s: John Keady, Trevor Adams For the full article … Read more

Watch out for icebergs

…and other nasty surprises, if we don’t keep dementia care high on MPs’ agenda, says Simon Denegri.Author/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A smarter system is always at hand

Andrew Chapman looks at how technology is being harnessed in the cause of well-being of the person with dementia.Author/s: Andrew Chapman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Who cares?

Berta Zehetmayr’s story of Mary, passed from pillar to post, highlights the acute lack of services for younger people with dementiaAuthor/s: Berta Zehetmayr For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.