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    How has dementia care changed since Tom Kitwood's ground-breaking book Dementia Reconsidered was first published in 1997?

    At our UK Dementia Congress in Brighton, on 7 November, this year’s Tom Kitwood Memorial Address was entitled “Dementia Reconsidered, Revisited: The Person Still Comes First”. This is also the title of Professor Dawn Brooker’s important new book to be published early next year, which reprints Kitwood’s Dementia Reconsidered: The person comes first and adds expert commentaries for a contemporary and critical perspective. Dawn was joined by some of the distinguished commentators at our event.

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    Is professionalising the workforce the best way to make care work a more attractive career option?

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    According to Alzheimer's Society, nearly two-thirds of people with dementia who live on their own feel lonely. What is the solution to loneliness?

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    Many care homes still rely on antipsychotic medication for some people with dementia. But do they have any alternative?

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    Our opening debate at the UK Dementia Congress will discuss this motion: “Research has brought us no closer to a cure for dementia than we were a decade ago, and therefore funding should be switched to researching care and support.” True or false?

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

    Now Jackie Doyle-Price has been appointed the government’s dementia care minister, what should her priorities be?

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    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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    Did Chancellor Philip Hammond rescue social care with the measures he promised in his Spring Budget? We ask whether an extra £2 billion and a Green Paper on a longer-term settlement can put social care on an even keel.

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    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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    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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