Caring to the bitter end

While it is important to focus on the positives in early dementia, we must not disregard the pain and sufferingthe future will inevitably bring, writes Graham StokesAuthor/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.

Primrose: an Alzheimer’s Society branch on wheels

James Feeney, Dawn John and Christina Maciejewski describe the work of the Alzheimer’s Society Cardiff Carers’ BusAuthor/s: James Feeney, Dawn John and Christina Maciejewski For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Stimmig! in Stuttgart

John Killick reports on an exciting meeting of minds Author/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

It’s a wonderful life!

Maria Mullan wonders why we often wait until someone dies before saying how much they mean to us, and suggests that we create ‘tribute books’ alongside life story booksAuthor/s: Maria Mullan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Parkinson’s/Lewy body dementia: a carer’s perspective

Former carer Janet Stuart has written this article, with the help of clinical psychologist Sarah Kenny. They highlight the difficulties of diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies and securing an appropriate care package, and offer some examples of good practice.Author/s: Janet Stuart and Sarah Kenny For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Life story work in practice: aiming for enduring change

Faith Gibson and Yvonne Carson report from Northern Ireland on a training and development project designed to establish life story work throughout dementia care services in the Northern Health & Social Care TrustAuthor/s: Faith Gibson and Yvonne Carson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Life story work in practice:magicmoments

Making and using life story books has many benefits for the person with dementia remembering their story and those working with them, both families and care staff. Julie Heathcote shares practical tips.Author/s: Julie Heathcote For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

The brain and person-centred care 4.Memory, belief, emotion and behaviour

In the fourth of this series on the brain and dementia care, Elizabeth Milwain describes the changes to memory functions dementia often brings.Author/s: Elizabeth Milwain For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Intermediate care: evaluating a specialist home treatment service

Intermediate care services for people with dementia are being developed in a number of areas but currentresearch on effectiveness is limited. Here Alison Culverwell and Alisoun Milne describe the initial evaluationof a multidisciplinary service providing specialist mental health intermediate care for people withdementia. A range of meaningful and positive outcomes were identified for the majority … Read more

Celebrating Lives

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