The brain and person-centred care 6. The dynamics of dementia care work.

In this sixth and last article in her series on the brain and dementia care, Elizabeth Milwain describes the physical demands working in a person-centred way makes on the brain, and what this means for care staff and carers.Author/s: Elizabeth Milwain For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

All aboard for adventure.

Riding a bicycle through familiar landscape, driving a car or piloting a plane are among the (simulated) experiences available along with games and activities on the Fold Brain Bus, as Eileen Askham explains. Author/s: Eileen Askham For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available … Read more

Independence, wellbeing and choice:conflict or harmony?

Lyndsay Beck reflects on tough choices when working with two older women with dementia living at home. Author/s: Lyndsay Beck For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

The Betty Blue Diet Management Plan.

Liz Ansah describes the simple tool she developed to help a care home staff team identify residents at risk of weight loss, and the planned action to take for each individual. Author/s: Liz Ansah For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you … Read more

Poems for life.

Katie Clark describes a reading group with a difference where people with dementia can rediscover the joys of reading poems together. Author/s: Katie Clark For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Dolls: handle with care.

Amanda Stevenson and colleagues share lessons learned in one care home about using dolls.Author/s: Amanda Stevenson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Where is the support we need?

Karen Downes describes how some friends and family members have reacted to her diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s, and laments the lack of support. Author/s: Karen Downes For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.