Journal of Dementia Care

The Journal of Dementia Care launched in 1993, at the forefront of a modern approach to care for people with dementia. It is the leading journal aimed at all professionals working with people with dementia in hospitals, care homes, daycare and homecare setting. Contains news, comment, general features and specialist features.

Updated:
1 February 2016
Sectors:
Communication, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Utility, Hospitality, Retail, Health, Care, Recreation, Membership Organisations

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

The Journal of Dementia Care (JDC) published by Hawker Publications is one of the leading publications in the field of dementia. It promotes the National Dementia Declaration through encouraging best practice, disseminating information, publishing research and fostering networking in the dementia care sector.

This is done through:

1. Conferences. During 2011 Hawker Publications organised an estimated nineteen seminars and conferences. Most of the events are dementia based including nine dementia training seminars in conjunction with Jackie Pool Training.

Big conferences include the Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress,

National Care Homes Congress, Care in the Community and Technology in Dementia Care, Outcomes Matter in Dementia Care, Welsh Annual Care Conference and the UK Dementia Congress. The latter is now in its 6th year and is the largest UK dementia event.

JDC is responsive to new trends in dementia care and has just arranged a pre- UK Dementia Congress event called Arts and Dementia Showcase in response to another successful external event on this topic earlier in the summer.

2. Periodicals. In addition to JDC Hawker Publications produce another publication for the sector, the monthly Caring Times. This publication is distributed to care homes  and  offers news, good practice and short research reports including dementia care.

3. Books. Inspired by JDC, Hawker Publications has established an extensive stable of 27 publications and resources for dementia care and the wider caring sector and regularly bring out new titles.

4. National Care Awards. The National Care Awards has been the long-term care sector's premier awards event since 1999, promoting excellence and appealing to a wide range of individuals and organisations including an Award for Best Dementia Manager.

5. National Dementia Awards. In 2010 JDC set up the specialist National Dementia Awards which recognises and rewards those organisations and individuals in dementia care who offer outstanding care to people living with dementia. Such was the success of these Awards that they have continued and grown since.

 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The key challenges in delivering these outcomes are:

  • Keeping up with development and change within the dementia care sector;
  • Financial pressures on statutory agencies with implications for staff training; and attendance at conferences and events; and
  • Meeting the challenges presented by the huge current changes in the publishing world, particularly the electronic revolution 

2. Actions

  • Leading dementia - focused publication

    JDC has plans to maintain its role as the leading dementia - focused publication in the UK bringing a carefully considered mix of news, features, research evaluation  and comment both nationally and internationally. In particular it is considering extending electronic content on its website www.careinfo.org

    Status:

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress (not incl in DAA annual report or quarterly reports). 

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress (not incl in DAA annual report or quarterly reports). 

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    In progress (not incl in DAA annual report or quarterly reports). 

  • JDC plans to extend its range of dementia events

    JDC plans to extend its range of dementia events and publications Partnership : JDC plans to develop closer relationships with dementia organisations. 

    Status:

    2012 - Third Quarter Update

    In progress (not incl in DAA annual report or quarterly reports).

    2012 - Second Quarter Update

    In progress (not incl in DAA annual report or quarterly reports).

    2012 - First Quarter Update

    In progress (not incl in DAA annual report or quarterly reports).