JDC Article Archive
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Below you can browse the JDC Article Archive in reverse chronological order:
Home-like environments with vibrant colours should be a key feature of care home design. But Liz Fuggle and colleagues argue that there is another vital principle: less is more!
Vol 25 No 6 Pages 14-15
LGBT people’s needs are often overlooked in dementia care. Sarah Monks and Angie Shaw explain the problem and one way to solve it
Vol 25 No 6 Pages 12-13
by Paola Barbarino
Vol 25 No 5 Page 5
Fionnuala Edgar describes how using different methods of teaching and learning – experiential learning and simplifying key concepts – had the potential to bring about practice change in a way that had not been achieved previously
Vol 25 No 5 Page 32
Nazneen Bamji and Christina Maciejewski discuss the rare form of dementia known as posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). They draw on the experience of Linda Hall, who was diagnosed by Cardiff memory team at the age of 59
Vol 25 No 5 Page 30
Ming Hung Hsu explains how music therapy can help care professionals respond better to the needs of people with dementia, reducing distressing symptoms and improving quality of care
Vol 25 No 5 Page 28
Sight loss affects tens of thousands of people with dementia, but with the right understanding, education and awareness, they can be supported to live well. Paul Ursell and Gemma Jolly show how one influential committee is making a difference
Vol 25 No 5 Page 26
David Sheard explains why the quality of interior engagement in care homes is so important
Vol 25 No 5 Page 22
Singing in harmony creates togetherness and belonging among people with young onset dementia. Claire Watts and Sabrina Findlay report
Vol 25 No 5 Page 20
Pre-assessment counselling is helping to minimise anxiety surrounding the diagnostic process. Anna Buckell and colleagues discuss findings from their early intervention service
Vol 25 No 5 Page 18
Too few care home residents get the chance to engage regularly in meaningful activity, yet it can have a powerful impact on wellbeing. Julia Wood, Liezl Mari Anderson and Raymond Smith look at how an “active residents” programme is helping
Vol 25 No 5 Page 16
Virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie used her listening skills to make meaningful connections with care home residents with dementia. Helen Scott explains how the Love is Listening project worked
Vol 25 No 5 Page 14
Petra Pollux and John Hudson developed the “cognitive daisy” as a simple guide to the cognitive status of care home residents. Care is better adapted to residents’ needs as a result, they argue
Vol 25 No 5 Page 12
by Mark Ivory
Vol 25 No 4 Page 5
Quality care requires quality records because “if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen,” say Jackie Pool and Libby Lawrence. They explain their concept of enriched care reporting as an effective method of reflecting the experience of care home residents
Vol 25 No 4 Page 32
As more people with intellectual disabilities live into old age, the prevalence of dementia in this group is increasing. Kathryn Service and colleagues examine the challenges to dementia practice presented by intellectual disability
Vol 25 No 4 Page 28
It is 20 years since John Killick published his first book of poems inspired by conversations with people with dementia. Recently, he has been looking back on these formative experiences and he shares some of the poems which have resulted
Vol 25 No 4 Page 26
Sometimes the truth causes distress, but is it ever right to lie to a person with dementia? Edward O’Connor, Ian James and Roberta Caiazza describe a practical framework which allows “therapeutic lies” as a last resort
Vol 25 No 4 Page 22
“Communities of practice” are a popular way to promote mutual learning. Julia Botsford and colleagues describe how a new one focusing on culture and ethnicity is making a difference.
Vol 25 No 4 Page 18
Impressive proposals from the Law Commission could spell the end of the widely disliked Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. David Jolley says the new plans will be cheaper and more manageable
Vol 25 No 4 Page 16