Towards better care for people with dementia at the end of life

Barbara Pointon reflects on the experience of caring for her husband to the end of his life, discussing difficult ethical issues and the importance of spirituality. She argues that a community-based specialist nurse is needed to bring together end-of-life careAuthor/s: Barbara Pointon For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

The Trebus archive: piecing the fragments together

David Clegg tells the story of the Trebus project and the creation of Ancient Mysteries, a book of memories of people in care. Then he describes his current work with Care UK in developing ‘Activity Based Care’ services.Author/s: David Clegg For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Person-centred advocacy: some ethical issues

In the second of two articles on advocacy for people with dementia, Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson consider the ethical issues that arose in a residential home that was due to closeAuthor/s: Mike Fox, Lesley Wilson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Respite care for people with dementia: the range of models for getting a break

Hilary Arksey and Claire Bamford report on the first stage of a two-year national study of respite care and short breaks for people with dementia and their carersAuthor/s: Hilary Arksey, Claire Bamford For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dementia Services Development Centre in Northern Ireland

The Dementia Services Development Centre – Northern Ireland celebrated its official launch at a one-day conference in BelfastAuthor/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.

International conference at Stirling

Reports by Sue BensonAuthor/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.

A ‘no frills’ guide to the Mental Capacity Act

All dementia care practitioners need to understand the Mental Capacity Act, which came into force in April 2007. Lynne Phair and Jane Buswell explain some of the key elements of the legislationAuthor/s: Lynne Phair, Jane Buswell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Pathways to progress on shared care

The Pathways to Progress training events on developing shared care services brought many benefits, as Steve Iliffe, Patrick Brooke, Alistair Burns, Steve Morris and Joy Taylor reportAuthor/s: Steve Iliffe, Patrick Brooke, Alistair Burns, Steve Morris, Joy Taylor For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Wadebridge Memory Bank – three years on

Mike Bender, Gilly Constance and Joy Williams celebrate the first three years of this support and self-help group for people with dementia in north CornwallAuthor/s: Mike Bender, Gilly Constance.Joy Williams For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Pockets of Time

By Claire CraigAuthor/s: Claire Craig For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.