Making the most of musicality

Stuart Wood reports on new training from the Barchester Nordoff-Robbins InitiativeAuthor/s: Stuart Wood For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Medicines and people with dementia 1. Common problems and concerns

In the first of a new series on medication for people with dementia, Amanda Thompsell and Barbara Jesson discuss the problems that can arise with drugs prescribed for people with dementia, and ways of avoiding these Author/s: Amanda Thompsell, Barbara Jesson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

Positive emotion, being in the moment

In the first of two articles, Kate Allan introduces the ideas of ‘positive psychology’ and explains how it can help in our work with people with dementiaAuthor/s: Kate Allan For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Reminiscence, communication and conversation

Reminiscence activities can provide a focus and stimulation for continued conversation with people with dementia. In this article based on their new book Pam Schweitzer and Errollyn Bruce describe the principles and some ideas for good practiceAuthor/s: Pam Schweitzer, Errollyn Bruce For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

See it, hear it, feel it

It’s time for less dissociation, more facing up to the truth, says David Sheard, describing Dementia Care Matters’ approach, Enabling Author/s: David Sheard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Signs of the times

Jayne Pickard reports on a range of signage developed for people with dementiaAuthor/s: Jayne Pickard For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Supporting carers before, during and after a death

What does it mean to offer post-palliative care for the families of people with dementia? Martin Curtice explains how one continuing care facility reaches out to families and continues to offer support after the death of a loved oneAuthor/s: Martin Curtice For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

Technology in dementia care

Ian James introduces a new service for people with dementia and carers which uses innovative touchscreen technologyAuthor/s: Ian James For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Strategic Action

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.