Environmentally friendly

Larger units, of up to thirty beds, can give residents the space and living choices they need to function at their best, writes John Sumpton.Author/s: John Sumpton For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

To Unlock the Emotions

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.

Dementia and ethnicity

Jill Manthorpe rounds up recent research and publications in an area ripe for further investigation: ethnicity, ageing and dementia.Author/s: Jill Manthorpe For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Walking or wandering?

Rupert McShane looks at research that differentiates between walking and wandering, and possible solutions to the problem.Author/s: Rupert McShane For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Understanding dementia 6: The clinical course of dementia

Dr Robert Tobiansky reviews current knowledge of prevalence, cost, and the clinical course of dementia.Author/s: Robert Tobiansky For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Why be a guinea pig?

Now that Tacrine has been approved for use in France as well as the US, should you encourage people with dementia and their carers to take part in trials of other drugs? John Kellett believes there are good reasons to do so.Author/s: John Kellett For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

The healing magic of stories

Judith Hodgkinson explores the healing powers of drama therapy, through herbs, hugs, hats and the powerful, universal and timeless themes of fairy tales.Author/s: Judith Hodgkinson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Lowering our defences by playing the part

Role play can lead to a deeper understanding of the experience of dementia than is otherwise possible, but the process is by no means a simple one, as Tom Kitwood explains.Author/s: Tom Kitwood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Our greatest resource is ourselves

Paula Crimmens amd Alison Kelly have developed the techniques of drama therapy into an effective way of working with people with dementia, stimulating their imagination and strong desire to communicate and bond with another human being.Author/s: Paula Crimmens, Alison Kelly For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

There’s so much to hear, when you stop and listen to individual voices

John Killick has been writer in residence for Westminster Health Care for the past two years. He tells Sue Benson about his work encouraging and helping individuals who have dementia to express their thoughts and feelings.Author/s: Sue Benson, John Killick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more