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by Jeremy Hughes
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 5
Assessing and changing the built environment of care homes can be essential if people with dementia are to live well. Stephen Abbott, Mary Birken and Julienne Meyer compare and contrast ways to go about it
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 32
Mary Tilki points out that the specific needs of Irish people in England are often overlooked, and asks: what does this mean for culturally sensitive dementia care
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 30
Dementia can result in sensory impairments, the effects of which are not alway understood by care staff. So Mark Banham and Luis Soares devised a workshop based on experiential learning which resulted in changes in practice
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 26
Ensuring that hospital patients with dementia have enough to eat and drink is notoriously problematic, but Josh Pettit, Jo James and Lucy Gilby found their “NoSH” project resulted in significantly better outcomes for patients
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 22
People with learning disabilities can be at particular risk of developing dementia, but special challenges can arise in trying to support them. Emma Killick describes a project to create a range of resources to improve practice
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 20
Failure to invest in services for an ageing society has meant that they are increasingly reliant on family carers. In the final article of their series, Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe examine the problems faced by carers and ask what it will take to provide them with better support
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 18
David Sheard pays tribute to dementia care pioneer and Merevale House founder Anne Fretwell, who died in February
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 16
Brexit negotiations are getting under way, but how do care workers from abroad feel about it? Sally Knocker spoke to some and found that they often have a unique insight into the experience of dementia. The contributions of a migrant workforce in dementia care should be celebrated, she says.
Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 14
Four Seasons Health Care and Active Minds partner on activities products for people with dementia
Four Seasons Health Care, the UK’s largest independent elderly care provider, is partnering with Active Minds, award-winning specialists in designing activity products for people with dementia. They plan to collaborate to develop innovative new activity products. Four Seasons will also introduce a full suite of current Active Minds activity products into more than 300 of its care homes and will monitor how this improves the day to day experience for people living with dementia.
People living with dementia often face additional challenges when it comes to activities. Deterioration of cognitive, dexterity and visual abilities may mean regular activities products such as puzzles and games become too challenging and can cause frustration. The suite of Active Minds products specifically for people with dementia that Four Seasons is … Read More »
by Mark Ivory
Vol 25 No 2 Page 5
Family carers are a crucial resource in the care and support of people with dementia, but their motivations for caring can make the difference between success and failure. William Tai discusses his study of support workers’ views on the way motivations can change and undermine carers’ health
Vol 25 No 2 Page 32
Loss of a job can bring loss of purpose and self-esteem in its wake. Jacqueline Chang and colleagues found that work-based interventions can have important benefits for people with young onset dementia and argue it should be the strategy of choice for services
Vol 25 No 2 Page 30
Poor oral health is often associated with dementia, but skilled professional interventions can break the link. Amanda Thompsell and Hannah Luff offer some practical advice
Vol 25 No 2 Page 28
Should we always tell people with dementia the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Graham Stokes and Antonis Kousoulis report on the findings of an inquiry set up to find some answers
Vol 25 No 2 Page 24
Life story work should promote personhood, wellbeing and connections with family and friends, argue Ruth Eley and Polly Kaiser. They call for an approach based on the “Five Ps”
Vol 25 No 2 Page 22
Louise Thomas and Kelly Kaye set out the principles of an “immersive learning” programme to raise standards of dementia care practice in hospitals
Vol 25 No 2 Page 20
Smart gadgets placed strategically in people’s homes can yield round-the-clock information on their health in real time. Helen Rostill and Ramin Nilforooshan explain their new “internet of things” project
Vol 25 No 2 Page 18
Philly Hare holds out the prospect of scary but exciting times ahead as she takes stock from her new vantage point at Innovations in Dementia
Vol 25 No 2 Page 16
Cycling is fun and taps into procedural memory, which can remain remarkably unaffected in people with cognitive impairments. Clare Morris talks about the joy of taking part in“Positive Spin”
Vol 25 No 2 Page 14