Dipping in to a poisonous problem

The furore about BSE has ensured a huge cash injection for research. Una Holden-Cosgrove argues that more attention should be paid to another condition equally horrific in symptoms and course – organophosphate poisoning.Author/s: Una Holden-Cosgrove For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Look and learn: designs on the care environment

A few simple and inexpensive ideas have transformed a care home, improving orientation and lessening incontinence, as Ann Marie Bignall describes.Author/s: Ann Marie Bignall For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Driven by fear to defend his secure world

Mr D’s tormented, disturbing behaviour was incomprehensible to those around him. Understanding its roots could not give him the peace of mind he had never possessed, but it brought tolerance and lessened his wife’s distress, writes Graham Stokes.Author/s: Graham Stokes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Howling dogs and whistling women

In this second article, Esme Moniz-Cook and Alec Gill list further examples of folklore beliefs which can often be the cause of acute anxiety or “challenging” behaviour in a person with dementia.Author/s: Esme Moniz-Cook, Alec Gill For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Helping to recreate a personal sacred space

Many care workers have always attended to spiritual needs, through truly individualised care, writes Laraine Moffitt.Author/s: Laraine Moffitt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Speaking out for advocacy

Advocacy is critical to the achievement of key community care principles of empowerment but, says Jan Killeen, what is entirely missing is direction from government on how authorities are to provide the service for those who need it.Author/s: Jan Killeen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Wales widens its training boundaries

Amode Lado and Elizabeth Williams describe the development of an innovative multidisciplinary care course in Wales.Author/s: Amode Lado, Elizabeth Williams For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Summertime…

…and the living is easy, if we’re lucky and the sun shines. In the warmer weather people with dementia will appreciate help to enjoy the garden and take part themselves, writes Alison Ryan.Author/s: Alison Ryan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

The secondary dementias 1: An overview

Judith Allardyce begins a new series describing the many treatable conditions in which dementia can occur.Author/s: Judith Allardyce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The Politics of Panic

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.