Equal partners in the garden

As summer’s blooms reach perfection then begin to fade, it is time to plan next year’s gardening, writes Alison Ryan of Horticultural Therapy.Author/s: Alison Ryan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

With a song in our hearts

Robert Cook describes how a local church worked with social services to develop a supportive and lively service for carers and people with dementia.Author/s: Robert Cook For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Creating a new, individualised service

Jan Oyebode, Andrea Evans, Norah Foster, Paul McDermott and Paul Pyke describe how they developed Personal Care Planning.Author/s: Jan Oyebode, Andrea Evans, Norah Foster, Paul McDermott, Paul Pyke For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

It’s good to talk – man to man

Louise Sainsbury, Gillian Gibson and Esme Moniz-Cook describe a community-based social group which gave men with early dementia an opportunity to meet and talk with their peers, and support each other.Author/s: Louise Sainsbury, Gillian Gibson, Esme Moniz-Cook For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Our crucial connection with nature

Research into the effect of the environment on stress and well-being has shown that access to nature and natural forms in our surroundings have a marked beneficial effect, writes Nick Borrett.Author/s: Nick Borrett For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Hiding in the depths of distress

How do you begin to give person-centred care when distress has pushed that person into hiding deep within herself? By Joan Costello.Author/s: Joan Costello For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The secondary dementias 3

Judith Allardyce discusses the symptoms, signs, course and treatments of diabetes mellitus.Author/s: Judith Allardyce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

When the buck stops with us, we can cope

David Pratt makes a plea for the residential home sector’s achievements to be recognised with resources and official support.Author/s: David Pratt For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

What’s the use of training?

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.

Training together: a challenge for the future

The rise in status of dementia care and respect for its expert practitioners throws the issue of training into the spotlight. Mike Nolan and John Keady open the debate with this overview of current deficits in professional education.Author/s: Mike Nolan, John Keady For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more