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.

Accredit to the care workers

Carers of the Elderly training coordinator Carole Evans describes the Westminster diploma in dementia careAuthor/s: Carole Evans For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

ENB N11 network up and running

Alison Soliman introduces a new network to bring N11 course leaders togetherAuthor/s: Alison Soliman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Bringing training and care together

Daren Felgate, training co-ordinator for the Alzheimer’s Society, reports on a recent initiative to train the trainersAuthor/s: Daren Felgate For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

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.