Standard Raising

Editorial Comment Author/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....

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‘Cascade training’ to develop skills in dementia care

Buz Loveday describes a programme of development to train staff not only in the skills needed for good dementia care, but also in training skills to pass on their knowledge and maintain standards in the care setting thereafter. Author/s: Buz Loveday For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The...

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Widening benefits of support for carers and staff teams

Madeline Armstrong was unsure whether to make the change from CMHN specialising in dementia care to Admiral nurse, but is glad she did. Focusing on the carer as client can lead to the best quality care for the person with dementia, she argues. Author/s: Madeline Armstrong For the full article please see the PDF download...

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Strong gains: young offenders as volunteers in dementia care

Community placements of young offenders into day care settings for people with dementia brough gains for both generations as well as the host organisations, as Gillian Granville reports. Author/s: Gillian Granville For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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It’s our philosophy!

Rhonda Knight describes how a nursing team developed a new ward philosophy, involving everyone in the process as much as possible so that a true sense of ownership and commitment to the principles was achieved. Author/s: Rhonda Knight For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive...

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Difficult decisions: what are a person’s ‘best interests’?

Much dementia care practice is founded on an assumption of the person’s ‘best interests’ but these are often far from easy to determine. Reviewing the issues, Graham Stokes argues that care plans must be founded on agreed and conspicuous safeguards which are not only ethical but also easily understood and administered. Author/s: Graham Stokes For...

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Dementia advice and support: a new service initiative

Alisoun Milne and Jayne Lingard describe the development of the Dementia Advice and Support Service, an important new initiative from the Mental Health Foundation. Author/s: Alisoun Milne, Jayne Lingard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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Enriching lives: evaluation of the ExtraCare activity challenge

The ExtraCare Activity Challenge took 19 people with dementia out of their normal care environment for an exciting outdoor activity holiday. Dawn Brooker describes how Dementia Care Mapping has helped to evaluate this experience and how its benefits for both residents and staff might be developed for the future. Author/s: Dawn Brooker For the full...

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Kiwis who care

New Zealand: The Alzheimer’s Society of New Zealand is hosting this year’s Alzheimer’s Disease International conference. Susan Frade of ADI reports; plus a report from the North Sea Dementia Research group. Author/s: Susan Frade For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you...

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An educational audit

Trafford: Don Chapman and Alicia Clare describe an education programme for nursing assistants. Author/s: Don Chapman, Alicia Clare For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe....

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