The Support 67 Action Group: easing the path into care

How can new residents and relatives be supported in the difficult transition into care? Barry Aveyard and Sue Davies describe the combined efforts of staff, relatives and researchers to create a welcome booklet for newcomers to a dementia care home in SheffieldAuthor/s: Barry Aveyard, Sue Davies For the full article please see the PDF download … Read more

A fluid way to share energy across the generations

Esther Jones describes a project which focused on the pleasure of older and younger people sharing time togetherAuthor/s: Esther Jones For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Social work and dementia care: reasons to be cheerful?

What is the state of social work with people with dementia? Mary Marshall and Margaret Anne Tibbs argue that, despite bureaucratic pressures, there are positive signs about the contribution of social work to care for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Mary Marshall, Margaret Anne Tibbs For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the … Read more

Poetry: a powerful tool to explore words and meaning

Paula Jennings describes her one-to-one work with residents at Adamwood Nursing Home, in which she uses poetry as a basis for communicating with people with dementia about the past and the presentAuthor/s: Paula Jennings For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Lying to people with dementia: sparking the debate

Is it ever appropriate to lie to someone with dementia? Amy Wood-Mitchell, Anna Waterworth, Malcolm Stephenson and Ian James explore the complexities of lying by professional caregiversAuthor/s: Amy Wood-Mitchell, Anna Waterworth, Malcolm Stephenson, Ian James For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if … Read more

Communication with people with dementia: how effective is training?

What can research tell us about the effectiveness of training to support and enhance communication with people who have dementia? Karen Bryan appraises the evidenceAuthor/s: Karen Bryan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Music therapy for dementia

A new music therapy programme for residents in Barchester Healthcare’s homesAuthor/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.

Then and now in dementia care

Professor Tom Arie, a keynote speaker at the UK Dementia Congress, looks backAuthor/s: Tom Arie For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Spreading DCM far and wide in Suffolk

Achieving change within one dementia care facility can seem difficult enough, but how do you bring about change across a whole county, or beyond? Moira Clare tells howAuthor/s: Moira Clare For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Newsletters for carers: any suggestions?

Patricia Higgins tells the story of how she sought carers’ views on a newsletter aimed at them, and how their input improved the productAuthor/s: Patricia Higgins For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.