Force fed with hysteria

Amanda Thompsell digests a report which, despite misleading press accounts, proves a very useful best practice guide on oral feeding difficulties and dilemmas.Author/s: Amanda Thompsell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Safe2walk: safe walking for people with dementia

Sheridan Read, Simon Colquhoun and Jason Burton share lessons learned from using assistive technology tosupport independent outdoor walkingAuthor/s: Sheridan Read, Simon Colquhoun and Jason Burton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Skills for dementia care

Jackie Pool describes the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and explains how the dementia units in the new framework will help to create an informed and effective workforce for people with dementia.Author/s: Jackie Pool For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

A holiday adventure

Agnes Houston describes trying out a holiday cottage specially designed for people with dementia.Author/s: Agnes Houston For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Hearing the cry ‘I’m Still Here’ in the midst of grief and loss

A diagnosis of dementia is inevitably painful, but if those around the person can avoid being consumedby grief, the benefits for relationships are profound, writes John Zeisel.Author/s: John Zeisel For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Role play: refreshing the parts other training can’t reach

Judith Farmer and Errollyn Bruce describe how the Extending Empathy group offers a safe place for dementiacare practitioners to explore and reflect on their practice, and how role play – often a dreaded part ofworkshop activity – is a core ingredientAuthor/s: Judith Farmer and Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

Life-enhancing dance for elders with dementia

Sarah Whyte describes setting up a seated dance group for older women with dementia, and wrestles with the challenge of trying to evaluate its benefits.Author/s: Sarah Whyte For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Extending Empathy

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