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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
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
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
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