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  • JDC Asks.....

    JDC Asks.....

    The ‘JDC asks’ column invites a varied and interesting line-up of contributors to consider topical issues. For the July/August 2017 issue we asked:

    Not every dementia book makes great summer holiday reading, but some do. Which would you take down to the beach?

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    JDC Asks...

    Did Chancellor Philip Hammond rescue social care with the measures he promised in his Spring Budget? We ask whether an extra Ł2 billion and a Green Paper on a longer-term settlement can put social care on an even keel.

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    JDC Asks...

    A rating of ‘inadequate’ from CQC can mean the care home goes out of business, while an ‘outstanding’ one can do wonders for business and morale. But do CQC ratings really reflect the standards of care delivered?

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  • JDC Asks...

    JDC Asks...

    The ‘JDC asks’ column invites a varied and interesting line-up of contributors to consider topical issues. For the first issue of 2017 we asked:
    In an environment where many hospitals are struggling to cope with rising demand and inadequate resources, what are the challenges and opportunities in acute care for people with dementia?

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  • JDC Asks

    JDC Asks

    The ‘JDC asks’ column invites a varied and interesting line-up of contributors to consider topical issues. In the November/December 2016 issue we posed the question to be considered by the opening debate of the UKDC Congress: Should we welcome a future of robots, avatars and digital technology in dementia care?

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  • JDC Asks...

    JDC Asks...

    The ‘JDC asks’ column invites a varied and interesting line-up of contributors to consider topical issues. In the September/October 2016 we posed the question: The EU referendum result has implications for dementia research, policy, practice and funding. What will the impact of Brexit be on dementia care?

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  • Using sensory stories with individuals with dementia

    Using sensory stories with individuals with dementia

    People with dementia are prone to sensory deprivation, but symptoms like irritability and confusion can be avoided by using multisensory life stories. Rebecca Leighton, Coralie Oddy and Joanna Grace describe two successful approaches to sensory life story work

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  • James McKillop: dementia ambassador to Japan

    James McKillop: dementia ambassador to Japan

    Arriving in Tokyo James McKillop had nothing to declare except the right of people to live well with dementia. Mayumi Hayashi describes a journey to Japan with a message of hope

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  • Everyone deserves a voice

    Everyone deserves a voice

    Most adults expect to be able to exercise their right to vote in elections, but if you’re living with dementia in a care home things are seldom so simple. Sara Livadeas and Madeline Cooper-Ueki report on an election campaign with a difference

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  • Old, grey and locked away: CST group work in prison

    Old, grey and locked away: CST group work in prison

    A unique group is supporting older prisoners serving life sentences to cope with the consequences of dementia. Gemma Williams and Judith Farmer report on their programme of cognitive stimulation therapy in Norwich prison.

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