The role of the ‘trusted stranger’ in DCM feedback

Using Dementia Care Mapping in care settings brings many challenges, especially in the feedback process, writes Christian Muller-HerglAuthor/s: Christian Muller-Hergl For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

‘The place where I grew up’: ethnic minority reminiscence comes of age

An arts festival to celebrate the life stories of people from ethnic minorities now living in the UK is to be staged by Age Exchange Reminiscence Centre in Blackheath, London. Geoff Garvey reportsAuthor/s: Geoff Garvey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Person-centred care: the emperor’s new clothes

Despite the concept being widely discussed and promoted, it is still hard to find true person-centred care in practice. Sre we fooling ourselves, just like the emperor? asks David SheardAuthor/s: David Sheard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Using pre-therapy techniques in dementia care

Penny Dodds, Ian Morton and Garry Prouty outline the principles of Pre-Therapy, explaining and giving examples of how the techniques are used in practice with people with dementiaAuthor/s: Penny Dodds, Ian Morton, Garry Prouty For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Integrated care pathways for young

Dr Karim Saad describes the development and benefits of a new Integrated care Pathway for Young Onset Dementia in the West Midlands, and explains how its process maps work in practiceAuthor/s: Karim Saad For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

New ways to make connections

Faith Gibson discusses two video resources that celebrate very different wayys of using the arts to foster communication and self-expression in dementia careAuthor/s: Faith Gibson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

AWARE: exploring awareness in early stage dementia

Linda Clare, Rachel Canning, Brenda Driver, Geraldine Kenny, Rachel Litherland explore the concept of ‘awareness’ in dementia and explain how a new project is seeking to redefine it in a more positive and beneficial way for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Linda Clare, Rachel Canning, Brenda Driver, Geraldine Kenny, Rachel Litherland For the full article please see … Read more

Mind the generation gap

Hilary Woodhead explores how children and people with dementia have much to offer each otherAuthor/s: Hilary Woodhead For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Coffee, cakes and mutual support

Norwich: a ‘coffee morning’ initiative aimed to give people with dementia and carers the ordinary social opportunities they were missing. It has succeeded and also brought many further benefits, as Judith Farmer explainsAuthor/s: Judith Farmer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more