Green Shoots

Editorial CommentAuthor/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.

Meet Angus and Theresa

Rosas Mitchell describes an arts project inspired by the sight of statuesAuthor/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.

Thinking about dolls

Lorna Mackenzie, Amy Wood-Mitchell and Ian James respond to Jane Verity’s JDC article on doll therapy.Author/s: Lorna Mackenzie, Amy Wood-Mitchell, Ian James For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Technology in Dementia Care

Colm Cunningham reports on new developments in the field of assistive technology for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Colm Cunningham For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

How assistive technology can improve well-being

Can technology offer more than help with safety and security? Can it contribute to individual well-being and quality of life? In the first of two articles, Garuth Chalfont and Grant Gibson explain the work of the Independent project.Author/s: Garuth Chalfont, Grant Gibson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

What is dementia care? 3. Seeing patterns – making sense

In the third and final article of this series, Richard Ward and colleagues argue that there are many ways in which people with dementia communicate. It is our responsibility to learn how to listen.Author/s: Richard Ward For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

A friend in need: neighbourly support

What a difference good neighbours can make. Here Ann Kerkham tells the story of Henry, her 80-year-old neighbour of many years, and how neighbours have played their part in helping him stay on in his own homeAuthor/s: Ann Kerkham For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

The Getting Through Initiative: inside the interactions

In the last of three articles on the Good Sunset Project, John Killick and Kate Allan analyse and reflect on what happened during their attempts to ‘get through’ to individuals with advanced dementia.Author/s: John Killick, Kate Allan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

The use of aromatherapy in dementia care: a review

Lene Thorgrimsen, Aimee Spector and Martin Orrell describe the findings of their Cochrane review on aromatherapy for people with dementia, and draw out the important messages for practitioners.Author/s: Lene Thorgrimsen, Aimee Spector, Martin Orrell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

DCM 8 in Cheshire

Paul Edwards and Steve Brotherton describe the introduction of Dementia Care Mapping to seven social care settings owned and managed by Cheshire County CouncilAuthor/s: Paul Edwards, Steve Brotherton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.