Tag: Evaluation/Monitoring


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


Smart technology to monitor health and well-being

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

Smart gadgets placed strategically in people’s homes can yield round-the-clock information on their health in real time. Helen Rostill and Ramin Nilforooshan explain their new “internet of things” project

Vol 25 No 2 Page 18


CQC: new initiatives in dementia care

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

Jo Bell gives an update on the Care Quality Commission’s work in relation to people living with dementia

Vol 22. No 2 (March/April 2014) Page 11


Care practice

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

The essential shift: from compliance to compassion

Andy Bradley says residential care has lost its way and it’s time to follow the lead of the hospice movement and nurture a culture of compassion for all.

Vol 21 No 3 Page 25-27


Measuring the benefits

Posted on August 8th, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Diana Sims and Tracey McCrum report on how they turned their anecdotal impressions of the psychological benefits of a post-diagnosis support group into firm evidence

Vol 20 No 4, 20-22, July/August 2o12


Meeting a growing need

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Alexandra Richards, Jenna Spink, Eimear Cunningham and Marion Dixon share the findings from an evaluation of the Woodspring memory clinic serviceAuthor/s: Alexandra Richards, Jenna Spink, Eimear Cunningham and Marion DixonVol: 20, Issue: 2, pp16-17


Training the trainers: palliative care for people with dementia

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Jenny Henderson and Angela Kydd describe Alzheimer Scotland’s initiative, Training for trainers in palliative care and dementia, designed for health and social care staff and family and friends of people with dementia. A report on the evaluation of this initiative by Angela Kydd and Joanne Oliver follows on p23

Author/s: Jenny Henderson and Angela Kydd/Angela Kydd and Joanne OliverVol: 20, Issue: 1, pp20-24


Moving beyond the Alzheimer Café – led by local needs

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Linda Randeria describes how the model of post-diagnosis support has evolved in her region over the last few years, in response to clear feedback from people with dementia and carers

Author/s: Linda RanderiaVol: 20, Issue: 1, pp30-32


Placing the person at the centre in the diagnosis of dementia

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Jill Manthorpe and colleagues interviewed people with dementia and family carers about their experience of the ‘dementia journey’, from when they first sought help to diagnosis and afterwards. Their study identified key features of service response which could be improved.

Author/s: Jill ManthorpeVol: 19, Issue: 4, pp37-38


Does telecare contribute to quality of life and 33 well-being for people with dementia?

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Do we know enough about the contribution of telecare to the quality of life and well-being of people with dementia? Gill Windle reviews and analyses the research evidence.Author/s: Gill WindleVol: 18, Issue: 5, pp33-36



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