June 11, 2014

Journal of Dementia Care May/June 2014

Full text articles are available to fee paying members of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW by emailing NSW.Library@alzheimers.org.au
News highlights p. 6-8
  • £90m support to improve dementia diagnosis rates – NHS
  • Dental students link up with family carers on kit to develop good oral hygiene for people living with dementia
  • Mental Capacity Act ‘is not working’ – House of Lords Select Committee
  • European awards for UK projects 
JCD asks…What issues do care home staff face when supporting a person living with dementia who is in an intimate relationship?
Consent, well-being, emotional needs and present choices all need to be carefully balanced.
p. 8-9 

Shared memories on film
The Yorkshire film Archive has  developed  Memory Bank: DVD resource packs that use archive film footage to prompt the sharing of memories
p. 10-11 

Introducing icare
A local authority in London  introduces a range of technology into services for people with dementia
p. 12-13 

25 years and counting…
The Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) in Bath has been offering courses for family carers for 25 years
p. 14-15 

A Costa in the care home
Report on the gains of having a Costa café within a care home.  The first Costa in a dementia care service, the café has become a genuine community hub that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Dementia Diaries: a resource for young people
A creative co-production in Kent led to the development of a powerful resource on dementia for young people, which is now being distributed internationally.  The Dementia Diaries is a response to the need to tackle stigma in the community by educating young people about dementia.  It is fiction but the "facts are accurate and the feelings real".
The library has copies of this book for loan, email nsw.library@alzheimers.org.au to reserve a copy
p. 18-20

Community links: dementia on the high street
Report on a range of efforts in Gloucestershire to develop dementia-friendly communities – including taking over a shop for a day to offer information about dementia
p. 21-23

An annual offer of creative ‘here and now’ moments
The author recounts the labour, learning and pleasure of coordinating an annual dementia creative arts exhibition in Sheffield – now into its sixth year
p. 24-27 

A practice-based project to improve end of life care
There is a substantial commitment to improving end of life care for people with dementia in a large Jewish Care care home
p. 28-30 

Mindfulness meditation: can it make a difference?
Report on an innovative study which attempted to find out whether mindfulness meditation could be helpful for people with dementia
p. 31-33 

Research summaries – p. 34-35
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Assistive technology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hospital environments
  • Shared knowledge
  • Post-grad medical training
  • Shared knowledge
  • Therapy using light
  • Pain in people with dementia

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