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Editorial Comment

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

by Mark Ivory

Vol 25 No 4 Page 5


Care records that value the quality of experience

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Dying well with an intellectual disability and dementia

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


A poet’s stories

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


A response framework with untruths as last resort

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Culture and ethnicity: a community of practice

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

“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


Replacing DoLS: proposals appraised

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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

 


Music Mirrors reminiscence resource

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Amy Semple and Heather Edwards report on Music Mirrors, which offers a low cost, digitally portable reminiscence resource for gathering musical memories in one place

Vol 25 No 4 Page 14


The tide is turning for carers

Posted on July 24th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Anna Gaughan explains how a growing UK-wide network, tide – together in dementia everyday, is ensuring that the expertise of carers influences dementia policy, research and practice 

Vol 25 No 4 Page 12


Editorial 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





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