Tag: Care homes


Imagine… a creative partnership with Equal Arts

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Creating community across generations

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Engaging mealtimes: a chef’s perspective

Posted on January 3rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Shame: a risky emotion in dementia care

Posted on November 21st, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Dementia and delirium: cause for concern

Posted on November 21st, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


The impact of improved environment in a care home

Posted on November 21st, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Uniforms: the first and final frontier in dementia care

Posted on November 21st, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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


Living in care: an exercise to promote empathy

Posted on September 19th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

How can care staff be encouraged to take a broader view of behaviours that challenge? Ian James and colleagues explain how an exercise in empathy helped staff gain a better understanding of these behaviours

Vol 24 No 5 Page 26


Talking mats: a model of communication training

Posted on September 19th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Talking Mats provides a model of communication training for teams working with people with dementia in interim care and long-stay hospital settings. Joan Murphy, Jean Alexander and Ann McLinton explain how it works and why it is a valuable tool.

Vol 24 No 5 Page 22


We can all act as agents of creative change

Posted on July 25th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Creativity in nursing practice can offer innovative ways to people with dementia of expressing emotion and generating a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction.Kate Mansfield-Loynes, Trish Morris-Thompson and Di Marks-Maran explain, using the example of a unique photographic project

Vol 24 No 4 Page 24



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