How to support people living with dementia at a sensory level

By Jackie Pool, QCS, Dementia Care Champion This article, the second in a series of four, looks at how carers and activity providers can achieve and maintain a sense of wellbeing for individuals living with moderate to severe dementia. The focus is centred on how to support a person at the Sensory level as defined … Read more

You matter!  Training to support family carers of people living with dementia

Courses for family carers can help them prepare for the future, build their resilience and equip them for their caring role. Jennifer Bray, Teresa Atkinson and Tracey Williamson evaluated a a unique 3-day residential course focusing on family carers of people living with dementia.  Caring for people living with dementia can be demanding and the … Read more

Video research explores dementia care worker skills

Skills that dementia care staff bring to their roles are often poorly understood even though they can have an enormous impact on people’s wellbeing. Katherine Ludwin and colleagues describe a study in which they are capturing everyday interactions on video with a view to identifying specific skills for training purposes.  It is well established that … Read more

The mother of invention

Living through two years of Covid has been grim for us all; for people with dementia, and for those who love and care for them, the pandemic has been brutal, terrifying and bewildering. Stepping back from the frontline, however, we can see how the challenges thrown up by the lockdowns sparked certain innovations – often … Read more

Alzheimer’s Show Report

Sandie Woods gives a snapshot of the Alzheimer’s Show, which took place on 25-26 March in London, focusing on learning, sharing and experiencing what it means to live with dementia.  People living with dementia and professionals came together at the Alzheimer’s Show to discuss new developments in dementia research, best practice and practical approaches to … Read more

JDC Asks May/June 2022

“Has life in the community returned to normal for you now that the Covid restrictions have been lifted or do things still feel unsafe?”  I am living with vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia and I was shielding during lockdown. It’s been a while now since all the restrictions were lifted.  I know … Read more