NAPA is committed to developing effective partnerships

We are delighted to launch our partnership with Dementia Publishing, enabling all NAPA members to access The Journal of Dementia Care FREE of charge.

Dementia Publishing Ltd is the newly formed, not-for-profit Community Benefit Society which has recently bought the UK’s leading publication and most extensive source of dementia care-focused information for all who work with people living with dementia – the Journal of Dementia Care (JDC). 

The Journal of Dementia Care (JDC) is a multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community. It is available via subscription and distributed throughout the UK and internationally.

The journal is committed to improving the quality of care provided for people living with dementia by keeping readers abreast of developments in dementia care practice, training, research and technology, as well as showcasing good practice and the latest resources, events, news and views.

JDC is grounded firmly in practice with a strong emphasis on ‘knowledge translation’ which closes the gap between dementia care research and practice. JDC provides relevant, high-quality, well-researched articles with practical solutions for dementia care settings, written by practitioners, researchers and other experts in the field of dementia care within the UK and internationally.

Contact details for Editorial Team including editorial enquiries and article submissions

Mark Ivory (Editor):

The Journal of Dementia Care is delighted to announce that the 16th UK Dementia Congress will be held in Birmingham on 8­-9 November 2022. The UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi­disciplinary dementia­ focused event and exhibition in the UK.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Deadline: midnight 31 July 2022

Dementia Publishing invite proposals for presentations and posters on any aspect of support, care and treatment for people with dementia and their families, in any setting.

Submit your proposal HERE

Knowledge­ based practice

The UK Dementia Congress is the best opportunity for professionals to learn from and be inspired by others’ experience, make connections and build bridges towards best practice in their own localities. All presentations should demonstrate how practice is linked to knowledge gained from research, experience, guidelines or expert consensus. Preference will be given to papers that in­clude an element of evaluation of a project or service, with scrutiny of the factors that led to success or failure, what were the barriers to progress, whether these were overcome and how, and drawing out conclusions and lessons learned on quality and cost­ effectiveness. As always, they are interested in a broad range of papers but this year would particularly welcome proposals on (but not limited to): dementia care in acute hospital settings; technology, dementia care and living well; end of life care for people with dementia; learning disability and dementia; home support for people living with dementia.

Involving people with dementia and carers

As in previous years, a strong theme running through the Congress will be the experience of people living with dementia, and involvement of them and their families in services at every level. As appropriate, proposals should show that this important aspect has been addressed in their project or service.

If you have any queries please email Sue Benson by email HERE 

Find out more HERE

Join the conversation #UKDC2022

NAPA Members can access the latest issue HERE

12th National Dementia Care Awards 2022

Gala Awards Lunch

29th September 2022

Winchester Cathedral

JDC/Dementia Publishing are seeking active sponsors of our Awards

Following the on-going success of the National Dementia Care Awards over the last twelve years, the Journal of Dementia Care (JDC) is delighted to announce that the National Dementia Care Awards will take place once more as a live event and that this much valued event will take place on 29th September 2022 within the grounds of Winchester Cathedral.

These Awards are firmly established as the leading UK event to recognise, celebrate and reward the very best people in dementia care.  

Find out more HERE

NAPA are proud sponsors of the ‘Best Activities Co-ordinator for People Living with Dementia’ Award.