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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
A single cure may never be found and it is wrong for government policy to declare a “war on dementia”. So argue Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe in the third article of their series on what a new dementia strategy could look like
Vol 25 No 2 Page 12
by Phil Benson
Vol 25 No 1 Page 5
Digital technology is changing the world, but is it doing the same for people with dementia? Phil Joddrell and Arlene Astell argue that it can, so long as tablet computer “apps” are adapted so that everyone can enjoy using them.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 32
Learning how to use digital technology can help people with dementia live more positive lives with memory loss. Tom French discusses key findings from a study showing how new “tech” can maintain mental activity and communication with family and friends.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 29
A life story work project in an Essex NHS Trust both facilitated reminiscence and had much wider benefits in supporting people to live well. Steve Wood, Mary Kennedy and Peter Martin report on the findings of their study.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 26
What does it take to be an outstanding care home? Joanne Matthewson highlights an innovative arts initiative that won praise from the Care Quality Commission.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 24
Watching her Grandad’s face light up in the presence of her cousin’s daughter gave Rhiannon Lane the idea for a project – to bring adults with dementia and pre-school children together in creative and fun activities.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 22
“Soul Journey” is a film and exhibition project that aims to shatter common stereotypes and celebrate the creativity of people affected by dementia. Jeff Turner describes how the journey began and where it has led.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 20
Peter Morgan-Jones has cooked for the royal family so he knows what a good plate of food looks like. But how do you awaken appetite in someone who is losing interest in food? Here he gives a few tips.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 18
Dementia is not the big and expensive problem that has often been portrayed, say Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe. In the second article of their series they argue that social support and dementia prevention may be a more sensible investment than seeking cures.
Vol 25 No 1 Page 16