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

Design challenge

The Design Business Association Challenge Award 2008: Designing for disability means designing for everyone, say Maria Parsons and Elisabeth ParkerAuthor/s: Maria Parsons, Elisabeth Parker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Easing the way into care

Hilary Lee explains how one care facility in Australia took a close look at how to best support people with dementia as they move into care Author/s: Hilary Lee For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Improving the view from the Front Porch

Susan Lanza tells how a care home in the United States transformed a troubled nursing home unit into a specialist dementia care facility � with a motivated staff team taking responsibility for learning and leading on the changes. Author/s: Susan Lanza For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

It’s high time to step forward

Rose Heatley explores some of the issues and ideas to emerge from a conference on volunteering in care homes Author/s: Rose Heatley For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

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.