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  • Singing and smiling through lockdown

    Singing and smiling through lockdown

    A dementia care home in North Wales not only saw the value of
    music, it employed a musician to work in the home four days a
    week. Nia Davies Williams explains how she got the job and
    how she kept the music playing even during lockdown

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  • Now is the time to take action

    Now is the time to take action

    Dementia research has come a long way in understanding how to prevent
    the condition and slow the rate of cognitive decline. Now, says
    Professor Gill Livingston, it is time to implement what has been learned

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  • Innovative technology can lead to better care

    Innovative technology can lead to better care

    Innovative dementia care technology is key to a modern care home if residents are to receive good care and staff are to manage under pressure. Rishi Sodha sets out plans for a high-tech care home in Cheshire

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  • Intercultural care and support – sharing ideas and experience

    Intercultural care and support – sharing ideas and experience

    A “triple whammy” of negative factors arising from ethnicity, age and economic status can mean that people from minority groups are invisible to services. Dianne Gove and Sahdia Parveen explain a European initiative on intercultural care and support

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  • Homeshare: a successful alternative model of support

    Homeshare: a successful alternative model of support

    Homeshare arrangements have grown in popularity as a result of the pandemic. Caroline Cooke (right) gives an insight into this model of support for keeping people independent at home for longer

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  • Support for recovery from the pandemic’s impact

    Support for recovery from the pandemic’s impact

    “Get There Together” is the name of a Welsh project to help people with dementia recover from the detrimental impact of the pandemic on health, daily routines and interaction with the wider community. Natalie Elliott and colleagues describe the background to the project and its implementation

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  • Bus stops in care homes: all aboard?

    Bus stops in care homes: all aboard?

    Fake bus stops in care homes may be reassuring to some residents but are they ethical? Toby Williamson used to be a critic, but explains why he had a change of heart.

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  • Support for eating and drinking at end of life

    Support for eating and drinking at end of life

    A new booklet tells family carers what they need to know to help a person living with dementia who has eating and drinking difficulties towards the end of life. Yolanda Barrado-Martín and colleagues say why it is needed

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  • The role of doulas in dementia care

    The role of doulas in dementia care

    End of life doulas work with people who have had a terminal diagnosis, including those with dementia in their final months.
    Aly Dickinson and three end of life doulas talk about the role and present a selection of dementia-related case studies

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  • ‘He’s lovely... I know he’s not real – but he could be’

    ‘He’s lovely... I know he’s not real – but he could be’

    Can robotic animals provide the same boost to wellbeing as contact with real animals for care home residents? Sarah Small and Catherine Quinn set out the results and the practical implications of a service evaluation which aimed to find out

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