Community care – one year on

One year on, how have the community care changes affected you? Our contributors consider the question, from different areas of the country and varying professional viewpoints.Author/s: rg/admin/jdcarticles-amend.pl For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

What do carers need?

Community care brings an ideal opportunity to respond flexibly to the needs of people with dementia and their carers at home. But what do carers need most? Maria Scurfield identifies four main areas to be taken into account in planning of services.Author/s: Maria Scurfield For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Sex, drugs and prejudice

When an older person with dementia behaves in a way that disturbs us, tolerance and liberal ideas are placed under great strain. Setting the scene for a series of practical articles, Carole Archibald looks at attitudes past and present to sex and older people.Author/s: Carole Archibald For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

Charting the course of quality care

Two years on from the birth of Dementia Care Mapping – a process that gives powerful insight into the lived experience of those who have dementia – Tom Kitwood and Kathleen Bredin chart its development.Author/s: Tom Kitwood, Kathleen Bredin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Reminiscence

Reviewing a wide range of reminiscence materials and literature, Faith Gibson urges more research into the theory and practice of this work with older people with dementia.Author/s: Faith Gibson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Haggis, horseshoes and having fun

Scots and Irish customs, the roaring twenties, romance, Cockney London – all these and more have provided themes for stimulating activities and fun, writes Christine Bleathman.Author/s: Christine Bleathman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Understanding dementia 4: The rarer dementias

Dr Gill Livingston discusses the main causes of the rarer primary dementias, plus those dementias which are secondary to another disease, and may thus be reversible.Author/s: Gill Livingston For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A vital part of community care

The low status of long-term care is being seized on by NHS Trusts as an opportunity to shrug off an expensive and unattractive drain on finances. But the resource is still vitally needed, writes William Lauder.Author/s: William Lauder For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Two Steps Forward…

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