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The latest interviews with authors, news and articles of interest to the communities that we publish for.


Reminiscence in Dementia Care – An Extract from ‘Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today’.

'Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today' cover image

This week is Dementia Awareness Week in the UK, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share an extract from one of our classic books on using reminiscence to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. This excerpt has been taken from the book Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today  by Pam Schweitzer and


Request a free copy of JKP’s latest catalogue on dementia

Posted on April 30th, 2013 in Dementia, Social work & social care

Our latest catalogue on Dementia and Elder Care is now available. With full information on our new and bestselling titles, this catalogue is a tremendous resource not only for those working with people affected by dementia, but also for family members, friends and anyone who works with the elderly. The catalogue includes practical books for


Occupational therapist Jackie Pool interviewed by OT Expert website

Posted on November 5th, 2012 in Dementia, Health care, Social work & social care
Jackie Pool

It is currently Occupational Therapy Week in the UK from 5-11th November 2012. Jackie Pool, a specialist trainer in the field of dementia care, was interviewed by OT Expert website recently on the subject of her book, The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling. In this audio interview, Jackie talks about how occupational therapy techniques


VIDEO: ‘The Funshop’ – John Killick using playfulness in dementia

John Killick

John Killick demonstrates some of the playfulness techniques showcased in his new book, Playfulness and Dementia: A Practice Guide in the video below. Professor Dawn Brooker, Director of the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester says: “This book tickled my fancy. Just as many lonely hearts advertisements specify a GSOH as their top priority in a


Exclusive 20% discount for UK Dementia Congress delegates!

Posted on October 8th, 2012 in Dementia, Health care, JKP news, Social work & social care
Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

JKP are offering 20% off new release Dementia – Support for Family and Friends by Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson to all delegates of the UK Dementia Congress 2012! To redeem this offer, simply print off the coupon below and bring to stand 15 before 12:00 on 1st November. To celebrate the release of this book, JKP


Supporting family and friends of loved ones with dementia

Posted on September 21st, 2012 in Dementia, Health care, Social work & social care
Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson

In honour of World Alzheimers Day 2012 Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson, authors of the forthcoming book Dementia – Support for Family and Friends, share their thoughts on a recent dementia survey conducted by BUPA Care Homes. If a member of your family or friend developed dementia and you found yourself caring for them, would


Join us at these upcoming National Autistic Society events featuring JKP authors!


The Who Cares? conference will examine the unique challenges facing adults with autism as they age, and present best practice from experts in the field including JKP authors Dr Wendy Lawson, author of The Passionate Mind and Understanding and Working with the Spectrum of Autism, and Professor Digby Tantam, author of Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Life


Spiritual reminiscence work with people with dementia – The Role of the Group Facilitator

Posted on August 1st, 2012 in Dementia, Practical theology
Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia

Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia by Elizabeth Mackinlay and Corinne Trevitt is based on the findings of the first major study on spiritual reminiscence work with people with dementia. This extract explains the role of the facilitator in spiritual reminiscence groups. The communication strategies demonstrated by the facilitator could ‘make or break’ a group.


LGBT people affected by dementia – Roger’s story of care and caring

Posted on July 25th, 2012 in Dementia, Health care, Social work & social care
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Roger Newman, MBE shares his experiences of caring for a partner with dementia, and how this led him to set up the first LGBT Dementia Support Group. This extract is taken from Chapter 20, ‘Meeting the Needs of LGBT People Affected by Dementia’ in new book Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing: Biographical Approaches for Inclusive


Theory, policy and practice of dementia care across the globe – An interview with Anthea Innes, Louise McCabe and Fiona Kelly

Posted on April 4th, 2012 in Dementia, Social work & social care
Photo: (left to right) Anthea Innes, Louise McCabe and Fiona Kelly

“This is the first time that dementia is a political priority, creating drivers for focusing on all aspects of dementia, from the anti-dementia drugs, to an increased knowledge about potential risk factors and preventions strategies as well as innovative ways to provide high quality support and care.”


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