Tag: Care homes


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


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


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


The vital importance of oral health in dementia care

Posted on March 13th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Poor oral health is often associated with dementia, but skilled professional interventions can break the link. Amanda Thompsell and Hannah Luff offer some practical advice

Vol 25 No 2 Page 28



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