Dementia, communication and care: 2.Communication in context

In this second part of their research investigating dementia and communication, Richard Ward and colleagues focus on the relationship between people with dementia and care workers in formal care settings, raising important questions about the effectiveness of care in supporting the social identity of people with dementiaAuthor/s: Richard Ward For the full article please see … Read more

‘I like it when you kids come’ – an intergenerational club

Jerusalem: Rakel Berenbaum describes a scheme which sees young and old people alike bringing out the best in each otherAuthor/s: Rakel Berenbaum For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The church’s role in dementia care

Do parish clergy know or care about older people with dementia? Bjoern Matthes and Anthea Tinker reportAuthor/s: Bjoern Matthes, Anthea Tinker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Counsel of success

Bristol: Tina Free reports on the evaluation of Dementia Care Trust’s counselling service for carers – now expanded to offer counselling for people with dementia tooAuthor/s: Tina Free For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The subtle art of understanding

London: Kay Braganza and David Clegg describe how art has helped people with dementia to express themselves at a fundamental human levelAuthor/s: Kay Braganza, David Clegg For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Devon: Kerrie Wayland and Helen Cosgrove describe their creative communication arts project with people with dementiaAuthor/s: Kerrie Wayland, Helen Cosgrove For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Has the fringe gone too floppy?

Simon Denegri casts an eye over the party conferences – and finds a few rays of hope among the grey uniformityAuthor/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.

The dementia care conspiracy

Despite its many benefits, the ‘new culture’ of care disguises an agenda which is still fundamentally custodial, writes Will BlakeAuthor/s: Will Blake For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Quality Control

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.

Exploring the best friends approach to dementia care

As Virginia Bell and David Troxel publish a second book – The Best Friends Staff – about this simple radical approach, Faith Gibson explains its benefitsAuthor/s: Faith Gibson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.