Spinning a yarn to weave the arts into care

Kevin Wood describes a creative partnership in south wales between a service for older people with dementia and the local arts development teamAuthor/s: Kevin Wood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A cognitive perspective on training in care homes

Training which looks at care assistants and their work with people with dementia from a cognitive perspective – the way thoughts and images are influenced by mood and vice versa – can be extremely helpful, say Ian James, Ian Powell and Katherine Kendell in this first of two articlesAuthor/s: Ian James, Ian Powell, Katherine Kendell … Read more

Key factors that can make specialist homecare work

In response to a recent article, Brenda Walker discusses a particular structure she has found to be very successful for providing specialist homecare services for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Brenda Walker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Complementary therapies in dementia care

Anne Wiles and Dawn Brooker report on a survey which aimed to discover the extent to which complementary therapies are being used with people with dementia, and whether they have been found to be effectiveAuthor/s: Anne Wiles, Dawn Brooker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Falling off the table

Simon Denegri describes his recent game of musical chairs with the Department of HealthAuthor/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.

The lost art of communication

Andrew Benn presents a disturbing personal account of how the ‘old culture’ of dementia care is still with usAuthor/s: Andrew Benn For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Holding a religious service for older people with dementia

Surrey: Patricia Higgins looks at how holding a religious ceremony can enrich life and well-being for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Patricia Higgins For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

When to forget is to remember

Newcastle: Julian Hughes and Ashley McCormick offer an insight into how art and science can work together in dementia careAuthor/s: Julian Hughes, Ashley McCormick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Stickers assist safe swallowing

Edinburgh: Vanessa Crowe describes a resource to simplify managing eating problemsAuthor/s: Vanessa Crowe For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Alternative Route

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