Opening up new windows on person-centred care

The JackDawe scheme is a specialist homecare service for people with dementia in Nottingham. Here Brenda Walker, trainer for the scheme, uses her experiences to reflect on the role trainers can play in opening up understanding of person-centred careAuthor/s: Brenda Walker For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

So sad to see good care go bad – but is it surprising?

In this article Mike Bender and Tony Wainwright argue that abuse and failings in care settings should be attributed to the inherent qualities of healthcare systems, based on the way human societies work, rather than to the failures of individualsAuthor/s: Mike Bender, Tony Wainwright For the full article please see the PDF download linked to … Read more

Respite care and short breaks: what works and at what cost?

It is important to find out which services benefit people with dementia and their carers most: in particular whether carers gain more support from respite care and short breaks or from other services. Hilary Arksey and Helen Weatherly review the research evidence to date and comment on its limitations, given the wide range of different … Read more

Making good use of its time

Susan Frade looks back on 20 years of progress for Alzheimer’s Disease InternationalAuthor/s: Susan Frade For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Go forth and blog

Rob Merchant describes a valuable new way to share dementia care knowledgeAuthor/s: Rob Merchant For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The care home flying squad

South London: Amanda Thompsell describes an initiative to improve standards in care homes – plus Devil May Care, a new columnAuthor/s: Amanda Thompsell For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Projects in partnership

Pam Schweitzer describes projects from the European Reminiscence NetworkAuthor/s: Pam Schweitzer For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

We must mind our language

Joy Johnson warns that good care is about more than good intentionsAuthor/s: Joy Johnson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Is it time for a bit of tough love?

Paul Edwards argues for an honest approach to person-centred careAuthor/s: Paul Edwards For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.