Working with Older People: Volume 14 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


Table of contents

Explaining about … day‐to‐day living with dementia

Graham Stokes

For sufferers of dementia and their carers, there are many questions to be answered; not only about what the long term will bring, but also simply how to cope with the unfolding…


People with dementia living in extra care housing: learning from the evidence

Rachael Dutton

Extra care housing has now been around for a long time. People are referred as tenants because they can no longer cope at home and many already have dementia or have developed it…

Bringing dementia out of the shadows for BME elders: a report on the Ethnic Minority Dementia Advocacy Project (EMDAP)

WwOP is delighted to welcome this contribution from Advocacy Plus presenting the findings and recommendations of the 2009 report examining the impact of dementia on black and…

Treating the person, not dementia

Clare Leonard

Dementia not only affects the brain, but the body too; both extremes of reduced mobility and wandering can lead to a loss of independence for an individual. Whichever one a person…


The relationship between dementia and elder abuse

Colm Owens, Claudia Cooper

One cannot imagine that an individual with dementia could be abused by their carers who, more often than not, are close family members. Yet sufferers stand a high chance of…


Cognitive stimulation therapy

Joanne Knowles

Have you heard of cognitive stimulation therapy? The London School of Economics (LSE) has carried out research that shows it to be more cost effective than usual care when looking…

A carer's perspective of coping with dementia

Jean Tottie

Although Jean Tottie had worked in health and social care for 35 years, mostly in older people's services, nothing prepared her for her caring role. She found it a huge struggle…

Catering for older people and those with dementia: should food provision be legislated or regulated?

Lee Sheppard

We are all aware of the UK's battle with obesity and the profile it was given by Jamie Oliver's campaign to make schools and local authorities rethink children's diets. So why…

My Work

Phyl Tappin

Phyl Tappin is passionate about her work as an outreach worker for dementia sufferers. Her knowledge of and insight into the illness is evident, as is her commitment to breaking…

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