Let’s party

Special events and celebrations bring a host of benefits for people with dementia and staff too, writes Leah AbramowitzAuthor/s: Leah Abramowitz For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

In partnership with carers

Christine Mellow and Sally Glover describe the process and outcomes of developing a carers’ training and education programme using a partnership approachAuthor/s: Christine Mellor, Sally Glover For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Common Ground

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.

Drawing out views on services: a new staff-based approach

In the first of a three-part series, Kate Allan introduces Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia, a project exploring the process of staff, rather than outside researchers, undertaking service user consultation work with people with dementiaAuthor/s: Kate Allan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC … Read more

Where women meet: aren’t we more alike than different?

Mike Bender, Viv Horton, Fran Rees and Avril Butler explain how they are helping female staff to explore and share major aspects of their lives with other women, including those who have dementia, in a new training course.Author/s: Mike Bender, Viv Horton, Fran Rees, Avril Butler For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

A place to work it all out together

Richard Cheston and Kerry Jones give guidance and discuss their experience of setting up and running support groups for people in the early stages of dementiaAuthor/s: Richard Cheston, Kerry Jones For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Looking after well-being: a tool for evaluation

Residents’ emotional needs can be easily neglected in a busy care home environment. Errollyn Bruce presents a tool developed to help staff observe, reflect and use their observations in care planningAuthor/s: Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A person-centred approach to the people who care

In the fourth part of her series on barriers to person-centred care, Tracy Packer asks what care workers themselves need in the dementia care environmentAuthor/s: Tracy Packer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Sundowning: is it a syndrome?

‘Sundowning’ or ‘Sundown Syndrome’ – a commonly observed tendency for people with dementia to become more confused and agitated around late afternoon to nightfall – has been widely discussed, but with little consensus even as to whether it really is a syndrome. Jan Dewing reviews the literatureAuthor/s: Jan Dewing For the full article please see … Read more

Fasten all seat belts for a turbulent ride

Simon Denegri flies high to take a long look at the political year aheadAuthor/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.