Tag: Medical care


New tech keeps an eye on patients

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Camera-based technology is being used to monitor the health of dementia patients in a Midlands hospital. Dr Alex Kakoullis argues that the project is justified despite concerns about privacy and dignity

Vol 26 No 1 Page 20


Dementia, human rights and BAME communities

Posted on July 16th, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Attempts to embed human rights in health care have failed to dislodge the medical model of service evaluation in the NHS. But David Truswell argues that a renewed effort is required to protect and promote health care rights, particularly where migrant and black and ethnic minority communities are concerned

Vol 26 No 1 Pages 22-23


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


A community of practice approach to end of life care

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

Dementia UK and Hospice UK have teamed up to launch a Community of Practice on end of life care in dementia and are inviting new members to join. Karen Harrison Dening explains why the group was deemed necessary.

Vol 24 No 3 Pages 16-17


Rethinking PRN medication

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

Ruchi Bhalla, Vikas Bhalla and Sujoy Mukherrjee report on an audit into ‘as required’ psychotropic medication in an NHS facility

Vol 22 No 1 January/February 2014 Pages 16-17


Antipsychotics: how to make monitoring happen

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

Daniel Harwood reports on a project carried out by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Memory Service to improve the prescribing and monitoring of antipsychotic medication among people with dementia

Vol 21 No 6 November/December 2013 Pages 22-24


Dementia in the acute general hospital: time for change

Posted on September 2nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

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

Vol 21 No 5 Pages 20-22


Dementia care in hospitals – champions as change agents

Posted on September 2nd, by jacob in Journal of Dementia Care. No Comments

Anna Waugh, Glenn Marland, Margaret Brown, Jenny Henderson, Barbara Sharp, Pauline Banks and Joanne Oliver report on the success of the Dementia Champions programme in Scotland

Vol 21 No 5 Pages 16-19


Good prescribing in dementia: a brief guide

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

Daniel Harwood explains how certain medications prescribed for older people are especially likely to cause troubling side effects for people with dementia

Vol 21 No 4 Page 23-25


Recognising and assessing pain in people with dementia

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

Amanda Thompsell and Nicola Easton set out the case for using pain assessment tools regularly when caring for people with dementia.

Author/s: Amanda Thompsell and Nicola EastonVol: 20, Issue: 2, pp24-25



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