Golf days out: an innovation in care and respite

Walsh, Danny and Duff, Carol (2016) Golf days out: an innovation in care and respite. Journal of Dementia Care, 24 (5). pp. 18-19. ISSN 1351-8372

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Abstract

The author's' report on how one care worker's enthusiasm for golf resulted in a social enterprise providing cognitive and social stimulation for people with dementia. Golf Days Out offers the opportunity use and maintain social skills, form new friendships and keep in touch with a sporting passion. Qualitative evaluations, using a modified version of the DEMQUAL tool, gives a picture of positive attitudes among those taking part in the enterprise whilst also providing valuable respite care for carers. (Edited publisher abstract)

Keywords:leisure activities, sport, dementia, carers, short break care, physical exercise, evaluation, skills, friendship, wellbeing, NotOAChecked
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:11 Aug 2017 13:01

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