Posted: May 12, 2014
Supporting the friendships of people with dementia
Using illustrative case examples, in this paper we explore the friendships of people with dementia in the early stages of the condition and the benefits of looking beyond the family as the ‘go to’ support network that practitioners tend to focus on in their work with people with dementia.
Ward R, Howorth M, Wilkinson H, Campbell S & Keady J (2012). Supporting the friendships of people with dementia, Dementia, 11 (3), pp. 287-303
Posted: May 12, 2014
What does 'neighbourhood' mean for carers of people with dementia?
Richard Ward, Andrew Clark and Matthew Hargreaves outline the findings of a study that looked at how carers of people with dementia relate to their neighbourhood, and the implications that has for improving local support.
Ward R, Clark A & Hargreaves M (2012) What does 'neighbourhood' mean for carers of people with dementia?, Journal of Dementia Care, 20 (2), pp. 33-36. (Reprinted in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care)
Posted: May 22, 2014
Neighbourhoods and dementia in the health and social care context
The National Dementia Strategy in England has performed an essential role in transforming health and social care services and improving the commissioning architecture. However, to date, little attention has been paid to understanding the ways in which the outdoor and built environment impacts and intersects with the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
Keady J, Campbell S, Barnes H, Ward R, Li X, Swarbrick C, Burrow S and Elvish R (2012). Neighbourhoods and dementia in the health and social care context: a realist review of the literature and implications for UK policy development. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 22(2), pp 150-163.
Posted: May 28, 2014
Using 'appearance biographies' to explore the meanings of appearance for people with dementia
Appearance and the work invested in it by and for people with dementia are a neglected issue within dementia studies. In policy and practice there exists an assumption that the role of supporting a person to manage their appearance is easily assumed by another within caring encounters, only to be subsumed within the daily task-oriented provision of care.
Ward R, Campbell S and Keady J (2014). 'Once I had money in my pocket, I was every colour under the sun': Using 'appearance biographies' to explore the meanings of appearance for people with dementia. Journal of Aging Studies, 30(+), 64-72.