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  • JDC Asks...

    JDC Asks...

    Sex and intimacy among residents are sometimes seen as the “last taboo” in care homes. Do attitudes need to change?

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News Update

  • Dementia Research Institute recruits care research lead

    Dementia Research Institute recruits care research lead

    20.02.19 The new Dementia Research Institute (DRI), the flagship project launched with £250 million in government and voluntary sector funds, is looking for an associate director to lead its care and technology programme. DRI head Bart de Strooper said he was casting the net wide: “There is enormous potential when we bring together people from outside the field and get them to work hand in hand with those with a deep knowledge of dementia, whether that be clinicians, professional experts or people living with dementia,” he commented. The DRI’s care and technology programme has a £20 million budget and aims to push the boundaries of research. More info HERE.

  • 'Citizen enablement' to replace 'social care?'

    'Citizen enablement' to replace 'social care?'

    19.02.19 The term “social care” carries heavy overtones of passivity and could be replaced with a term like “citizen enablement,” suggests Philly Hare in a blog for the website Social Care Future. While people with dementia can “recover voice, control, identity and a place in their relationships and communities,” she says, “the very phrase ‘social care’ ties us up in knots.” “It carries heavy overtones of passivity, of being ‘done to’ and ‘cared-for’, of tasks not processes, of institutions not relationships... So how about reframing social care as something like ‘Citizen Enablement’? For the blog, click HERE.

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  • UK Dementia Congress 2019

    UK Dementia Congress 2019

    14th UK Dementia Congress

    The Journal of Dementia Care is pleased to announce the 14th UK Dementia Congress will be held at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster on 5-7 November 2019. The UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi-disciplinary dementia-focused event and exhibition in the UK.

    The call for presentations will open at the end of January.

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