Working with Older People: Volume 13 Issue 3

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Explaining about…making progress on dementia

Toby Williamson

2009 should be seen as the year for making real progress in the development of services for older people with dementia, as well as services for older people with other mental…

How we can radically improve life for people with dementia

Andrew Chidgey

The Alzheimer's Society has developed a range of services including awareness campaigns, information for people with dementia and carers, peer support networks, dementia advisers…


Developing services for people with dementia

Ann McDonald, Becky Heath

Health and social care agencies located in rural areas face particular challenges if they are to be able to effectively support people with dementia within their communities. Ann…


The M Technique® for dementia

Jane Buckle

Touch is one of the fundamental ways that we communicate and relate to people, particularly those who are closest to us. Yet sadly, many people, especially those who are old and…

Music as a therapeutic medium for engagement: training to support the well‐being of caregivers as well as their cared‐for patients

Trish Burrows

There is a common view among care staff working with people with dementia that regular musical interactions are likely to have positive effects on the physical and emotional…

Understanding the experiences and needs of people with dementia and sight loss

Vanessa Lawrence, Joanna Murray

It would surprise many people to know that sight loss may be more common in people with dementia; the effect of these two conditions on people's lives had never previously been…

GPS tracking for people with dementia

Rupert McShane, Lindsey Skelt

The ‘people versus technology’ debate is ongoing; and as the social care system becomes ever more cash‐strapped and the shortage of appropriately skilled people continues, so will…


Rhetoric into reality: the journey towards becoming person‐centred

Sheena Wyllie, Val Gains

Barchester Healthcare's Memory Lane Communities programme is gaining recognition for its standards in specialist care for people with dementia. In this article, Sheena Wyllie and…

My work

Sally Bell

Within 10 years, Sally Bell has progressed from being a resident warden to head of a sheltered housing service. She says that her dedication comes from ‘a deep respect’ for older…

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