Tag: Community care


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


Cambridge care home hosts fall prevention classes

Posted on June 23rd, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Cambridge care home hosts fall prevention classes

Staff at Home Close residential care home in Fulbourn near Cambridge are helping residents and local community members to stay physically strong in an effort to stop them coming to harm through falls.

Every Thursday morning for nearly two years, the home has hosted ‘Falls Prevention’ classes which are open to members of the community as well as the home’s residents.

Led by a local physiotherapist and exercise leader, the classes guide attendees through a series of exercises that help provide strength and conditioning to reduce the chance of them being likely to fall. The session involves seated and standing exercises to strengthen muscles that are known to weaken with old age.

81-year old Shirley French, who lives in the village, has been attending the classes regularly with her husband Don and speaks enthusiastically about the effects they have had on her.

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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


Decision making and dementia – a service user perspective

Posted on March 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

The Mental Capacity Act can have a major impact on people with dementia and their carers, but how much do they know about it? Sam Cox discusses the findings of two surveys

Vol 24 No 2 Page 21


Dementia project seeks to encourage communities to work with care homes

Posted on March 8th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Dementia project seeks to encourage communities to work with care homes

A project to mobilise businesses, organisations, voluntary groups and individuals to help improve the lives of people with dementia living in local care homes across Yorkshire and East Lancashire has received more than £100,000 from a brand new three-year support programme launched by NHS England, “Health As A Social Movement”.

The pilot project aims to develop the way existing home-grown skills and support across communities can be harnessed to improve dementia care. It forms an extra dimension to the work being carried out by the Airedale and Partners vanguard. The area was selected by NHS England last summer to research new ways of working to transform the care, and end-of-life care, for more than 7,600 residents in 248 residential and nursing homes.

The Airedale and Partners vanguard – which pools the expertise of the NHS, local authorities, care homes, technology experts, the … Read More »


Adult safeguarding: creating positive care cultures

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

Positive care cultures are key to ensuring effective safeguarding in care organisations, say Lynne Phair and Hazel Heath. In the second of three articles, they explore the links between organisational culture and abuse

Vol 24 No 1 Page 30 – 31


Identifying the ‘S’ Factor in dementia care

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

‘Doing’ person-centred care never works and a greater focus is needed on ‘being’ person-centred, says David Sheard. He argues that the ‘S Factor’ is the missing ingredient in care

Vol 24 No 1 Page 22 – 25


Dementia Without Walls

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

How can we ensure that people living with dementia are better understood and more supported in society? Philly Hare reflects on the achievements of ‘Dementia without Walls, a programme with people with dementia at its heart’

Vol 24 No 1 Page 16 – 19


Dementiaville: is this really so controversial?

Posted on September 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Poppy Lodge manager Jo-Anne Wilson reflects on ‘time travel’ and her experience of taking part in Channel 4’s Dementiaville series

Vol 23, No 5, Pages 10-11


Connecting Communities: sharing the learning

Posted on September 14th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Sophie Leatherland and Alli Anthony report on the Alzheimer’s Society’s Connecting Communities project to increase dementia awareness within Black and minority ethnic communities in London boroughs, with a special emphasis on celebrating volunteers

Vol 23, No 4, Pages 14-15



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