The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice: Volume 5 Issue 3

Issues for workforce development


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Learning lessons: how I live with my Alzheimer's disease

Ann Johnson

This article is written by someone living with Alzheimer's disease, Ann Johnson. It considers how education about dementia can be delivered in various settings and to various…


Achieving a co‐produced and personalised approach to enable people to live well with dementia: the strategic challenge for commissioners in health and social care

Simon Rippon

The rising demographics of people living with dementia amount to an estimated 821,8841 (Luengo‐Fernandez et al, 2010) The cost of providing care and treatment to these people is…

Supporting practice in dementia care: evaluation of an education programme for district nurses

Chris While, Russell Nunn, Lisa Donohue, Susan Koch

Education and support in the clinical setting promotes competence and confidence of staff as well as the provision of quality care. This paper will describe the development and…

Personhood and dementia: toward a relational framework for assessing decisional capacity

Deborah O'Connor

Mental health practitioners dealing with older adults living in the community are commonly required to form judgements about the decision‐making capacity of someone with dementia…

Workforce redesign utilising advanced practice to improve the lifestyle and cognitive function of patients with alcohol‐related brain damage

Rebecca Dawber

Alcohol‐related brain damage (ARBD) is an increasing challenge for service providers working with older people and adults. It has a complex aetiology and does not progress in the…

The ACE approach: promoting well‐being and peer support for younger people with dementia

Vivienne Davies‐Quarrell, Alan Higgins, Joan Higgins, Pat Quinn, Mo Quinn, Gary Jones, Linda Jones, Anthony Foy, Vilma Foy, Robert Marland, Pat Marland, Adrienne Powell, John Keady

This article describes the evaluation of the ACE club, a service for younger people with dementia in North Wales. The evaluation was conducted by the ACE club members and…

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