‘It moves you, it hits you inside’ Reading poems at Redholme

John Killick finds that a successful national reading project is benefiting people with dementia – and poetry has been the keyAuthor/s: John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Life Worth Living

Editorial CommentAuthor/s: Amanda Thompsell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A cuppa in the country

Nellie Minnema tells the story of starting a successful dementia café in a rural areaAuthor/s: Nellie Minnema For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Advance care planning: a good thing for everyone?

Cathy Butterworth introduces a new guide to help care homes get to grips with Advance Care PlanningAuthor/s: Cathy Butterworth For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Increasing knowledge: can it improve practice?

Jill Conroy shares lessons learned from a project that aimed to explore how knowledge-driven practice could be improved in care homesAuthor/s: Jill Conroy For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Life story project lives on

Ruth Burgess tells how a time-limited life story project worked hard to support staff to continue the workAuthor/s: Ruth Burgess For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Making care plans work for everyone

Care plans are potentially the most important drivers of consistent quality care, but too often they are not read or used by staff. Keeping an accessible summary or action sheet in the person’s bedroom may solve the problem, as Brenda Walker explainsAuthor/s: Brenda Walker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Medicines and people with dementia: 2. Managing pain in people with dementia

Treating pain in people who have dementia can be complex. Continuing their series on medication, Amanda Thompsell and Barbara Jesson offer guidance on assessing and managing pain effectively and safelyAuthor/s: Amanda Thompsell, Barbara Jesson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Positive psychology: using strengths and experiencing flow

In the second of two articles on the way ‘positive psychology’ can support and illuminate our work with people with dementia, Kate Allan looks at human virtues and strengths, and the experience of flowAuthor/s: Kate Allan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more