November 13, 2014

Journal of Dementia Care - Vol 22 No 6 November/December 2014

Full text articles are available to fee paying members of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW by emailing

News highlights p. 6-7
- Cracks in the pathway of dementia care – report by Chief  Inspector of Adult Social Care
  •  - Dementia UK report revisited – the cost of dementia to the UK has hit £26 billion
  •  - Alzheimer’s Society annual survey
  •  - Scotland’s Dementia Awards

JDC asks… Is it only the media that has the power to get action on bad practice in care of people with dementia?
Andrea Sutcliff,  Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission;  Mary Hattie, Nursing Officer with the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland; Eileen Chubb,  the Director of Compassion in Care; Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England
p. 8-9 

Two models that work well
Report on an evaluation of two memory advisory services which shows the benefits in two very different models of service
p. 10-11 

School’s in at the memory café
An innovative memory café held within a secondary school – with students welcoming and working alongside people with dementia and family carers
p. 12-13 

Neighbourhoods and dementia
Introduction to the many strands of research being conducted as part of the recently launched ‘Neighbourhoods and Dementia’ study
p. 16-17 

When can I leave this hotel and go home?
Truth telling, lying and finding meaning in the often different realities or different perceptions of people living with more severe dementia are part of a Mental Health Foundation inquiry.
p. 18 

Dementia Care Mapping: building up a bigger picture
The University of Bradford’s efforts to develop an online data analysis tool for dementia care mapping data
p. 19-21 

Improving diagnosis of dementia in general practice
Report on a study that probed the use of the GPCOG assessment tool in general practice – and found that GPs need more time to assess and support people with early signs of dementia
p. 22-24


Learning from people with dementia: EDUCATE’s story
The development and progress of the Early Dementia Users Cooperative Aiming to Educate group
p. 25-26 

Intensive Interaction: to build fulfilling relationships
The authors share their experiences of using a method known as Intensive Interaction to support people living with dementia
p. 27-30 

The Forced Care Framework: guidance for staff
A framework for supporting staff to respond consistently and skillfully in situations where the person with dementia refuses care
p. 30-34 

Research summaries p. 35-36
  • Current prevalence of dementia, depression and behavioural problems in the older adult care home sector: the South East London Care Home Survey
  • Emergency ambulance service involvement in residential care homes in the support of older people with dementia: an observational study
  • Care homes and the Mental Capacity Act 2005: changes in understanding and practice over time
  • The abuse and neglect, neglect and mistreatment of older people with dementia in care homes and hospitals in England: the potential for secondary data analysis: innovative practice
Book reviews and resources  – email the library at to reserve these books p. 37-39
ntellectual disability and dementia: research into practice
Karen Watchman ed.
It’s a great book for readers wanting to understand the current evidence and thinking on the needs of people with an intellectual disability and dementia from a strategy to service delivery.
Colm Cunningham, Director, the Dementia Centre, HammondCare Australia 

Elizabeth is missing (a novel)
By Emma Healey
... A double ‘who-done-it’ with comic turn of phrase, major angst and the authenticity of someone who knows life lived in multiple dimensions and across generations. …We experience from Maud’s perspective how illogical are the reactions of those around her who do not perceive as she does or remember as she does not.
Danuta Lipinska, counsellor, trainer and author
Dementia language guidelines by Alzheimer’s Australia.  Its purpose is to promote the consistent use of appropriate, inclusive and non-stigmatising language when talking about dementia, people with dementia and carers.
The guidelines can be found at the Alzheimer’s Australia website under Dementia Friendly Resources

How we think about dementia
By Julian Hughes
The book is set out in five parts: ageing, personhood, capacity and incapacity, palliative and support care, and arts.

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