JDC Sample Article Archive

Why not take a look inside some of our back issues of  the Journal of  Dementia Care?


Please follow the links below to view past articles from the Journal of Dementia Care.

LAUGH: playful objects in advanced dementia care July/August 2018 (26.4)

For three years Cathy Treadaway led an international research team to develop highly personalised, playful objects for people with advanced dementia. She shows how residents and care staff have found that the objects give pleasure, comfort, sensory stimulation and a sense of connection

Comfort care, peace and dignity at the end of life May/June 2018 (26.3)

Good end of life care is essential in dementia, but not always delivered. Angela Liddament explains her role as an advanced nurse practitioner in a Norfolk care village

Understanding the barriers facing BAME communities March/April 2018 (26.2)

What are the barriers confronting ethnic minority communities attending memory services? Jasmine Martinez and Naomi Wynne-Morgan devised a research project to find out

The Herbert Protocol for people at risk January/February 2018 (26.1)

Rachel Good describes an early intervention scheme designed to help locate vulnerable people deemed to be at risk of going missing.

LGBT and dementia: what do we know? November/December 2017 (25.6)

LGBT people’s needs are often overlooked in dementia care. Sarah Monks and Angie Shaw explain the problem and one way to solve it

Mnemonic techniques: how to CEASE stress and distress September/October 2017 (25.5)

Fionnuala Edgar describes how using different methods of teaching and learning – experiential learning and simplifying key concepts – had the potential to bring about practice change in a way that had not been achieved previously

A response framework with untruths as last resort July/August 2017 (25.4)

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

More pride, less prejudice May/June 2017 (25.3)

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.

What is truth? Dilemmas when two realities meet March/April 2017 (25.2)

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

Digital technology and dementia: changing lives January/February 2017 (25.1)
Learning how to use digital technology can help people with dementia live more positive lives with memory loss. Tom French discusses key findings from a study showing how new “tech” can maintain mental activity and communication with family and friends

Dementia: there are so many apps for that… January/February 2017 (25.1)
Digital technology is changing the world, but is it doing the same for people with dementia? Phil Joddrell and Arlene Astell argue that it can, so long as tablet computer “apps” are adapted so that everyone can enjoy using them

The Dementia Strategy: time to change course November/December 2016 (24.6)
Government strategy on dementia has focused on medical care and research rather than psychological and social approaches, but the arrival of Theresa May in No 10 is a chance to reverse these priorities, argue Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe in the first of a series of policy articles

Living well with progressive non-fluent aphasia September/October 2016 (24.5)
Jane Twigg has a rare form of dementia but her battle to get a diagnosis was fraught with difficulties. Here, supported by Jenny La Fontaine, she offers some advice for professionals

Using sensory stories with individuals with dementia July/August 2016 (24.4)
People with dementia are prone to sensory deprivation, but symptoms like irritability and confusion can be avoided by using multisensory life stories. Rebecca Leighton, Coralie Oddy and Joanna Grace describe two successful approaches to sensory life story work

James McKillop: dementia ambassador to Japan May/June 2016 (24.3)
Arriving in Tokyo James McKillop had nothing to declare except the right of people to live well with dementia. Mayumi Hayashi describes a journey to Japan with a message of hope

Everyone deserves a voice March/April 2016 (24.2)
Most adults expect to be able to exercise their right to vote in elections, but if you’re living with dementia in a care home things are seldom so simple. Sara Livadeas and Madeline Cooper-Ueki report on an election campaign with a difference

Identifying the ‘S’ Factor in dementia care January/February 2016 (24.1)
‘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

Riding The Rollercoaster of Dementia November/December 2015 (23.6)
Lucy Whitman is a writer and editor. Her first anthology, Telling Tales About Dementia: Experiences of Caring (JKP 2010) was selected for inclusion in the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia Scheme. Her new book, People with Dementia Speak Out, is also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Some of the contributors will join Lucy for a symposium on “What can professionals learn from people with dementia?” at the UK Dementia Congress in Telford (November 3-5).

Dementia, rights and the social model of disability September/October 2015 (23.5)
Toby Williamson discusses a new report from the Mental Health Foundation which argues for rights and entitlements if communities are to be genuinely dementia friendly

Safeguarding emotions really matters in dementia care July/August 2015 (23.4)
Safeguarding practice is all too often risk averse and detrimental to people’s well-being. David Sheard calls for a new ‘Era of Maturity’

Hogewey: a ‘home from home’ in the Netherlands May/June 2015 (23.3)
Beatrice Godwin is impressed by Hogewey, an award-winning development with an innovative approach to residential and nursing care for people with advanced dementia
Awareness raising in schools March/April 2015 (23.2)
Two projects that aim to increase school children’s awareness and knowledge about dementia are featured here. First Dr Ejiz Nazir, Dr Ayesha Bangash and colleagues describe the work of the DARE Project in Shropshire schools, then Rebecca Rylance and Jill Pendleton describe how the Innovate Dementia team works in Liverpool
Transforming dementia care through theatre January/February 2015 (23.1)
Justine Schneider and Tanya Myers report on a bold creative effort to share findings from a landmark study with the very people who were the subjects of the study – health care assistants supporting people living with dementia
School’s in at the memory café November/December 2014 (22.6)
Georgina Halse reports on an innovative memory café held within a secondary school – with students welcoming and working alongside people with dementia and family carers
Vibrant Communities: the care homes of the future July/August 2014 (22.4)
Chris Gage reflects on the state of activities in the care sector, enthuses about the emerging evidence in favour of participatory approaches, and introduces new work being done by Ladder to the Moon.
The Dementia Diaries: a resource for young people May/June 2014 (22.3)
Emma Barrett and Laura Embery describe how a process of creative co-production in Kent led to the development of a powerful resource on dementia for young people, which is now being distributed internationally.
Exloring Grief and Loss March/April 2014 (22.2)
There was a huge buzz of excitement in the workshop for carers on ‘Exploring grief and loss: sharing our true feelings’, which took place on the final morning of UK Dementia Congress 2013. Lucy Whitman discusses some of the themes that emerged

‘Living well…I like the sound of that’ January/ February 2014 (22.1)
David Reid, Tony Warnes and Lori Low describe their work to develop and maintain the Sheffield Dementia Information Pack: a comprehensive, locally-specific information resource on dementia.

Developing the role of the Admiral Nurse in care homes November/ December 2013 (21.6)
In this issue, Victoria Elliot, Cheryl Rothschild and Angelena Williams report on how Admiral Nurses are bringing their skills to the care home sector – and improving the quality of care as a result.

Dementia in the acute general hospital: time for change September/October 2013 (21.5)
In this issue, Philip Thomas, Elizabeth Ward and Daryl Leung describe the wide range of interventions to drastically improve care for people with dementia at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton – and look in detail to explain what good care means in six real-life case studies.

Good prescribing in dementia: a brief guide July/August 2013 (21.4)
In this issue, Daniel Harwood explains how certain medications prescribed for older people are especially likely to cause troubling side effects for people with dementia

Screening and early diagnosis May/June 2013 (21.3)
Martin Brunet questions the current momentum towards early diagnosis of dementia, arguing that improving support services for people with dementia and carers should take priority

Active living at Rose Lodge March/April 2013 (21.2)
Peter de Groot shares the story of one care home’s careful work to offer residents a vibrant active living programme within a purposefully design environment – as well as being outward-facing into the community

Alive to new possibilities January/February 2013 (21.1)
Tim Lloyd-Yeates explains how to make best use of iPad technology when facilitating reminiscence sessions with people with dementia

United through football November/December 2012 (20.6)
A love of football is at the heart of an ambitious project which is having hugely positive effects on people with dementia, particularly men, reports Rachael Doeg

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