‘I’m tickled that I took that photo’

Stirling: Rosas Mitchell describes an empowering project that has encouraged people with dementia to take up photographyAuthor/s: Rosas Mitchell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Pathways to relaxation

Edinburgh: Melanie Lewin describes one practitioner’s valuable work with the Metamorphic Technique, and its advantages for dementia careAuthor/s: Melanie Lewin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Pockets of time

Claire Craig launches a new column exploring valuable individual arts activities that need only ‘pockets of time’ to runAuthor/s: Claire Craig For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Close and Personal

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Sally Knocker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Turning the corner when someone’s there to help

James McKillop has multi-infarct dementia. Here he tells of the dark days before diagnosis when his work and family life fell apart, and how person-centred help eventually turned his life and well-being around completelyAuthor/s: James McKillop For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

How to run a successful psychoeducation group

In this seconf of two articles on the Wadebridge Memory Bank psychoeducation group, Mike Bender, Gilly Constance and colleagues discuss how such groups could be researched, and provide a helpful checklist of dos and don’tsAuthor/s: Mike Bender, Gilly Constance For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Finding harmony together through musical expression

Maria Mullan describes how, with guidance and support, she was able to reflect on her practice running a music programme for people with dementia, and discover how much more a one-to-one approach can offer to each individualAuthor/s: Maria Mullan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

High touch not high tech: the palliative care approach

Sharonne Pearce describes how aspects of the palliative care model, when integrated with a person-centred approach, can lead to high quality care for people with end stage dementiaAuthor/s: Sharonne Pearce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

PEG feeding: a difficult decision that must be shared

When it has become extremely difficult for a person with end stage dementia to eat and drink, a PEG feeding tube is often considered. Amanda Thompsell and Cathinka Guldberg warn that this is not always the right way forward. They set out the pros and cons, and give guidance for best practiceAuthor/s: Amanda Thompsell, Cathinka … Read more

Drugs: consider the probable side effects

Steve Iliffe and Jill Manthorpe describe the probable effects of a NICE health technology appraisal consultation document recommending that anti-Alzheimer’s Drugs should no longer be prescribed for mild to moderate dementia – a decision made on grounds of cost, not effectivenessAuthor/s: Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more