Understanding dyslexia in the memory clinic

Dyslexia is a common condition affecting many adults, a significant number of whom will not have been diagnosed. Some people reporting difficulties with their memory will have dyslexia, and this will complicate the cognitive assessment process. Rebecca Thompson describes what is known about the condition and the implications for assessing and supporting individuals in the … Read more

The benefits of T’ai Chi

Aberdeenshire: Iona Parkinson and Carole Milligan describe a support club for people with dementia and their carers where everyone is benefiting from T’ai Chi sessionsAuthor/s: Iona Parkinson, Carole Milligan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Memorialising Manny

Poet Leah Thorn explains how her father’s path through Alzheimer’s disease has informed her recent workAuthor/s: Leah Thorn For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Educating the police force about dementia

A new training resource has been launched to educate the policeAuthor/s: rg/admin/jdcarticles-amend.pl For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

What are the core values of care?

Kate Briggs and Jane Batchelor report on a transatlantic collaboration to assess the quality of care for people with dementia in residential and nursing homesAuthor/s: Kate Briggs, Jane Batchelor For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Meeting London’s training needs

New courses are meeting a dementia training shortfall, writes Buz LovedayAuthor/s: Buz Loveday For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

State of the AT

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.

In search of the forgotten older people of Africa

The Pangolin Project plans to bring some help and support to older people with dementia and their carers in Tanzania, where virtually no services exist, as Constance Tonge reportsAuthor/s: Constance Tonge For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

How the arts can reveal a stairway of hope

When the Journal of Dementia Care recently asked for images and stories of creative projects to feature in the Creativity in Dementia Care Calendar 2005, the response was overwhelming. As a taster for the calendar, which is now available, three of the projects are featured here in depthAuthor/s: Lesley Benham, Sharon Baker, Georgina Meadows For … Read more

Dates never to be forgotten as early Alzheimer’s developed

Anthony Pollen presents a moving and highly personal account of the difficulties he and his wife Ruth, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease when only 47 years old, have faced in getting employers, officials and health professionals alike to understandAuthor/s: Anthony Pollen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more