Tag: Physical care


Dementia and sight loss: a challenging combination

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

Sight loss affects tens of thousands of people with dementia, but with the right understanding, education and awareness, they can be supported to live well. Paul Ursell and Gemma Jolly show how one influential committee is making a difference

Vol 25 No 5 Page 26


Delivering NoSH: support for nutrition in hospital

Posted on May 22nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Ensuring that hospital patients with dementia have enough to eat and drink is notoriously problematic, but Josh Pettit, Jo James and Lucy Gilby found their “NoSH” project resulted in significantly better outcomes for patients

Vol 25 No 3 May/June 2017 Page 22


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


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 challenge of nutritional support in hospital wards

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

Eating and drinking problems among patients with dementia are too often overlooked in hospitals, as dementia care specialist Joanne Brooke discovered from personal experience

Vol 24 No 2 Page 28


Adaptive clothing to help with vital personal care

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

Matthew Crooks describes how he and colleagues developed ways of adapting people’s own clothes for ease of dressing and undressing, especially helpful where, despite person-centred interventions, individuals remain resistant to personal care

Vol 23, No 4, Pages 16-17


Appearance matters: it’s integral to our sense of self

Posted on February 23rd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Sarah Campbell, Christina Buse, Julia Twigg, John Keady and Richard Ward introduce a new approach to life-story work in dementia care: multi-sensory appearance biographies

Vol 23 No 2 Page 20-23


Continence: a priority for research and practice

Posted on July 7th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

A review by Hazel Heath

 

Vol 22 No 4 (July/Aug) Pages 35-36


Dementia training at scale: the London model

Posted on March 17th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Buz Loveday and Jen Watt report on major project that sought to raise dementia awareness and improve dementia care across 27 acute NHS Trusts in London – and has now gone on to be offered in community and mental health services too

 

Vol 22. No 2 (March/April 2014) Page 20-23


‘The meal looks very good but mum say the food is tasteless’

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

Kim Wylie and Monica Nebauer explain how the loss of a person’s sense of taste and/or smell can contribute to under-nutrition in older people and those living with dementia

Vol 22 No 1 January/February 2014 Pages 19-22



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