Understanding dementia 7: Developing drug treatments

Continuing our clinical teaching series, Dr Robert Tobiansky describes the many routes of current research and development in the search for a pharmacological treatment for dementia.Author/s: Robert Tobiansky For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Why long stay beds must go

Closure of long-stay institutions must continue to the end, argues Tony Whitehead, but failure to develop proper community care could lead to the kind of scandals that led them to be established in the first place.Author/s: Tony Whitehead For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Heads Out Of The Sand

Editorial CommentAuthor/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.

Four into one will go

ADARDS nursing home in Tasmania provides domestic-scale care for the most disturbed people with dementia at two thirds of the cost of a psychiatric hospital bed. Dr John Tooth explains the thinking behind the project’s success.Author/s: John Tooth For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Towards a compassionate model of care

Roger Watson argues that the skills of hospice care provide an appropriate and helpful model for care of people in the terminal stages of dementia.Author/s: Roger Watson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Buzzing with life, energy and drive

In this third and final article, Iain McGregor and Janet Bell challenge the widely held beliefs that people with dementia cannot make choices, that they wander aimlessly and lose their ability for new learning.Author/s: Iain McGregor, Janet Bell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive … Read more

Sunshine in your smile

Lipstick can enhance a smile and defines its wearer as female. It is an important communication tool, says Penny Dodds.Author/s: Penny Dodds For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Rose: a family affair

Rose wanted John to maintain the position he had always held in the family – the best father and the most important man in the world to his children. But her attempts to hide his dementia from them led to increasing stress, as Jane Gilliard describes.Author/s: Jane Gilliard For the full article please see the … Read more

Why GPs have a bad reputation

GPs have been criticised for their failure to make the diagnosis of dementia that could open access to vital support services for carers. Steve Iliffe argues that GPs have the diagnostic skills, but many other factors get in the way. He makes specific proposals to improve training and audit services.Author/s: Steve Iliffe For the full … Read more