Tag: Care homes


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


What is truth? Dilemmas when two realities meet

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

Should we always tell people with dementia the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Graham Stokes and Antonis Kousoulis report on the findings of an inquiry set up to find some answers

Vol 25 No 2 Page 24


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



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