Making the most of memories

Julie Heathcote highlights the benefits of a reminiscence-based approach to both activities and care for people with dementia, addressing some practical issues and common concerns Author/s: Julie Heathcote For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Making the web work for older people

Nick Pearson and Jeremy Rawlings introduce a website on mental health for older people developed by users and professionals in ReadingAuthor/s: Nick Pearson, Jeremy Rawlings For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Out and about: a valued community respite service

Tony Ryan, Rachel Noble, Paul Thorpe and Mike Nolan describe a respite service where people with dementia are accompanied to activities they enjoy in the community. Families and support workers have also been involved in projects to produce training materials including a new CD-Rom.Author/s: Tony Ryan, Rachel Noble, Paul Thorpe, Mike Nolan For the full … Read more

Reflective practice in dementia care

Esther Jones explains how a dementia development team offers staff in care homes the opportunity to reflect on their feelings about their workAuthor/s: Esther Jones For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Remembering the dance

Carer Jack Lamont celebrates his wife Daphne�s enjoyment of dancing, and describes their contribution to raising public awareness of dementia Author/s: Jack Lamont For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The ladies who lunch

Ann Johnson and Denise Walker introduce �Ladies who Lunch�: a group established specifically for younger women with dementia in Shropshire Author/s: Ann Johnson, Denise Walker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Why is good quality residential care so very difficult to achieve?

Paul Whitby explores the powerful forces at work in any institution, arguing that until these are addressed even the best training and skills development will not improve the quality of residential care for people with dementia. Author/s: Paul Whitby For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Small Changes that Improve Lives

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

Using ‘power pudding’ to manage constipation

Constipation is an ever-present issue in caring for older people who have dementia, and both prevention and management can be tricky. Aileen Murray describes how through changing dietary and fluid intake one ward team aimed to reduce reliance on medication.Author/s: Aileen Murray For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

A room of one?s own: ?room-centred care?

In this chapter from his new book, And still the music plays, Graham Stokes tells the story of Penny K, showing how living in a care home can be made compatible with having personal and familiar space.Author/s: Graham Stokes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more