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Editoral Comment

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

by Jeremy Hughes

Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 5


Assessing the built environment in care homes

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Forgotten but not gone: older Irish with dementia in England

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Demonstrating the sensory changes of dementia

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Delivering NoSH: support for nutrition in hospital

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Dementia and learning disabilities: bridging the gap

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Our priorities are upside down: policies should put carers first

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Fearless in her fight for feelings-based care

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


More pride, less prejudice

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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 up

Posted on May 11th, by jacob in Caring Times head, Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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 »


Editorial Comment

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

by Mark Ivory

Vol 25 No 2 Page 5


Spouse carers: the importance of motivation

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Young onset dementia: the benefits of employment

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


The vital importance of oral health in dementia care

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


What is truth? Dilemmas when two realities meet

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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 in dementia care – a new road map

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Immersive learning: leads were ‘inspired and energised’

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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 technology to monitor health and well-being

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


2017 and beyond: my hopes and fears

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Positive spin: the benefits cycling brings

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

 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





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