How DCM feedback procedures can be improved

Dementia Care Mapping can only move beyond being a research tool if suitable feedback mechanisms are in place from which care staff can learn. In the third article in our series, Ian James, Lorna Mackenzie and Leslie Lee explore some guidelines for achieving thisAuthor/s: Ian James, Lorna Mackenzie, Leslie Lee For the full article please … Read more

Putdowns and uplifts: signs of good or poor dementia care

The ‘new culture’ of care has enabled carers to identify and avoid negative ways of relating to people with dementia. In the fourth article in our series on DCM, Daniel Kuhn and Jane Verity marry these ‘putdowns’ with the other side of the coin: positive ‘uplifts’ that enhance well-beingAuthor/s: Daniel Kuhn, Jane Verity For the … Read more

Dementia, communication and care: 1. Expanding our understanding

In this first of two articles Richard Ward and colleagues review research oncommunication and dementia, highlighting important themes and issues. They consider the way our changing understanding of dementia has shaped the direction of research. Positive and supportive communication is now seen as a central requirement of good quality careAuthor/s: Richard Ward For the full … Read more

Walk the walk, feel the feelings

Validation: Hazel Ratcliffe saw the light at Naomi Feil’s workshop on Validation therapyAuthor/s: Hazel Ratcliffe For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Engagement and control in a fragmented world

Norfolk: Anna Lidzey explains the special contribution of art therapy to dementia care, describing her work with day care clients at Rebecca House, NorfolkAuthor/s: Anna Lidzey For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Sometimes rules need to be broken

North Tyneside: Doctors don’t always know best. Presenting carers with a set of rules to follow can have a devastating effect, as Tom’s story shows. By Debbie BoothAuthor/s: Debbie Booth For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Technology and technophobia

Bristol: Why is technology so rarely a part of care plans for people with dementia? asks Mary Marshall. Are technophobic staff discriminating against them?Author/s: Mary Marshall For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Can the raft of reforms stay afloat?

Simon Denegri ponders how the care sector can achieve some stabilityAuthor/s: Simon Denegri For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Coping with Maggie – Caring for Margaret

Northern Ireland: Ann Scott and Nicola Loughlin describe a practice development projectAuthor/s: Ann Scott, Nicola Loughlin For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.