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.

Learning the Language

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

Communication in day care: talking without words

In the first of two articles on communication in the day care environment, Linda Armstrong and Anne-Marie Wright discuss how important it is to be aware of the non-verbal ways in which people communicate, and to use them oneselfAuthor/s: Linda Armstrong, Anne-Marie Wright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the … Read more

Reawakening the language of the body

Play, movement and song in a dynamic and interactive circle can reawaken memories laid down in the muscles of the body, linking people with dementia back to their past lives and selves. Marion Violets Gibson describes her work and the Links project to train staff to use this approachAuthor/s: Marion Violets Gibson For the full … Read more

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