Structuring groups to make psychotherapy possible

In the second of their reports, Marion Moyes and Hector Christie describe how changing to a new structure of group work brought the benefits of more psychotherapeutic intervention to clients in most need of this approach.Author/s: Marion Moyes, Hector Christie For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full … Read more

Nurturing a fruitful spirit of togetherness

In an edited version of her address at Dementia Care 98 in Loughborough, Heli Virtanen writes about setting up a home-like group home from scratch, and the way in which this resulted in highly motivated staff teams and contented residents.Author/s: Heli Virtanen For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. … Read more

Behind labels: what makes behaviour “difficult”

The question of who or what care assistants find difficult is a neglected area of research. Anthea Innes describes a study investigating this area.Author/s: Anthea Innes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Valuing the person: getting to know their life

The Getting To Know You process can help add meaning to the life of a person with dementia and benefit their care staff, report Donna Bailey, Angela Kavanagh and Diane Sumby.Author/s: Donna Bailey, Angela Kavanagh, Diane Sumby For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more

Strikingly different: frontotemporal dementia

In the third of this series, Dr Richard Harvey describes frontotemporal dementia, which brings unusual problems for people who are affected and their carers.Author/s: Richard Harvey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Psychosocial approaches to “challenging behaviour” in care homes

Esme Moniz-Cook reviews research in the field of challenging behaviour and psychosocial intervention in care homes, summarising its messages and highlighting implications for practice.Author/s: Esme Moniz-Cook For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Talking diaries

Abigail Tunstall describes how work on communication diaries has proved the missing link between day centre staff and carers, and between carers and service users.Author/s: Abigail Tunstall For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Ireland links in

Ireland now has its first Dementia Services Information and Development Centre. Mary Drury outlines its priorities.Author/s: Mary Drury For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Widen The Agenda

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.

Counselling services for people with dementia

In the light of increasing acceptance of the benefits of counselling for people with dementia, Danuta Whitsed-Lipinska describes a new pilot project initiated by Alzheimer’s Concern, Ealing.Author/s: Danuta Whitsed-Lipinska For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.