Tag: Care homes


The stuff of life

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

David Sheard explains why the quality of interior engagement in care homes is so important

Vol 25 No 5 Page 22


ARCH: active residents in care homes

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Love is listening

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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

 


The cognitive daisy in residential care

Posted on September 18th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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

 


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


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


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


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



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