Responding to special needs

In the second of two articles on the growing number of people affected by both Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, Ann Campbell and Owen Barr discuss the implications for service provision, and describe care for one lady and her mother living in the community.Author/s: Ann Campbell, Owen Barr For the full article please see the … Read more

Understanding dementia 10

Drug treatments for depression and anxiety, and use of hypnotic drugs.Author/s: Robert Tobiansky For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Time Is On Our Side

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.

Who pays? Negotiating a new care contract

The issue of who pays for long-term care is rising up the political agenda, largely by force of public concern. Simon Denegri considers the direction of debate.Author/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Technology is the shape of the future

No longer an ostrich ignoring the contribution of technology to dementia care, Mary Marshall believes there are potential benefits as well as thorny ethical issues to debate.Author/s: Mary Marshall For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Listen to the voices of experience

If we are to achieve the ideal of responsive, flexible, individually-based services for people with dementia, we must listen carefully to their experiences and their opinions. John Keady, Mike Nolan and Jane Gilliard report on interviews they undertook with six people in the early stages of dementia.Author/s: John Keady, Mike Nolan, Jane Gilliard For the … Read more

Incontinent or not? Multi-modal therapy

Searching for the individual causes of toileting difficulty can lead on to successful, person-centred interventions, Graham Stokes argues.Author/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.

How to give carers a break

Respite care services must adapt to the changing needs of users and carers, who should be able to choose from a range of provision, say Jo Moriarty and Enid Levin.Author/s: Jo Moriarty, Enid Levin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

A safe and friendly place to share feelings

Validation in a group setting can provide its members with a safe, trusting environment where they can express emotions and offer each other friendship, advice and support, writes Vicki de Klerk-Rubin.Author/s: Vicki de Klerk-Rubin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more