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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
by Mark Ivory
Vol 24 No 6 Page 3
Shame is a significant but under-acknowledged emotion in care work, says Miryam Clough – it warrants investigation and understanding if we are to improve the quality ofcare for people with dementia
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 32-33
Delirium prevention should be key to a person-centred approach and central to our work with people with dementia, says Claire Biernacki. She explains its causes and predisposing factors, the types of delirium and how it can be managed
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 28-31
David Truswell and colleagues describe how the organisation Culture Dementia UK works to raise awareness about dementia in the African-Caribbean and other UK minority ethnic communities, and improve support through partnership working
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 26-28
Stephen Abbott, Mary Birken and Julienne Meyer describe the findings of an evaluation of improvements in a care home for people with dementia, looking in detail at the views of care staff
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 23-25
Jacqueline Hussey and colleagues describe an innovative NHS and voluntary sector partnership in Berkshire, providing cost-effective and age-appropriate intervention, prevention, improved wellbeing and integration for younger people with dementia and their carers
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 20-22
Bob Friedrich and Bob Woods describe a significant movement of change within the Church of England and other churches to become more dementia friendly, led by pioneers who have produced useful resources to answer the need for training
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 18-20
Are uniforms really important in care homes? Sally Knocker says that getting rid of uniforms is an essential part of culture change
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 16-17
Government strategy on dementia has focused on medical care and research rather than psychological and social approaches, but the arrival of Theresa May in No 10 is a chance to reverse these priorities, argue Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe in the first of a series of policy articles
Vol 24 No 6 Pages 14-15
by Rachael Litherland
Vol 24 No 5 Page 3
Researchers Alys Griffiths, Sahdia Parveen and Cara Gates draw on their own experience to explain why care work can lay the foundations for an academic career
Vol 24 No 5 Page 32