The impact of early dementia on outdoor life: A 'shrinking world'?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92374
Title:
The impact of early dementia on outdoor life: A 'shrinking world'?
Authors:
Duggan, S. (Sandra); Blackman, T. (Tim); Martyr, A. (Anthony); van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 )
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Duggan, S. et al. (2008) 'The impact of early dementia on outdoor life: A 'shrinking world'?', Dementia, 7 (2), pp.191-204.
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Dementia
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92374
DOI:
10.1177/1471301208091158
Abstract:
This article reports the voices of 22 people with early to moderate dementia and their carers about the use of the outdoor environment. Analysis of semi-structured interviews demonstrates that people with early dementia value the outdoor environment for reasons such as exercise, fresh air, emotional well-being, the opportunity for informal encounters with neighbours and friends and the appreciation of the countryside. Conversely, not being able to go out was associated with feelings of depression. Carers reported that the impact of dementia was to decrease the frequency of outdoor activity and to limit the areas visited to those that were the most familiar. Maintaining outdoor activity is likely to be an effective measure in extending the period of good quality living and might decrease the period when intensive services are required. It should therefore be considered in planning for both residential care and community living in the future.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
dementia; quality of life; outdoors; outdoor activity
ISSN:
1471-3012
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 17/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, S. (Sandra)en
dc.contributor.authorBlackman, T. (Tim)en
dc.contributor.authorMartyr, A. (Anthony)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17T13:14:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-17T13:14:53Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationDementia; 7 (2): 191-204en
dc.identifier.issn1471-3012-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1471301208091158-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92374-
dc.description.abstractThis article reports the voices of 22 people with early to moderate dementia and their carers about the use of the outdoor environment. Analysis of semi-structured interviews demonstrates that people with early dementia value the outdoor environment for reasons such as exercise, fresh air, emotional well-being, the opportunity for informal encounters with neighbours and friends and the appreciation of the countryside. Conversely, not being able to go out was associated with feelings of depression. Carers reported that the impact of dementia was to decrease the frequency of outdoor activity and to limit the areas visited to those that were the most familiar. Maintaining outdoor activity is likely to be an effective measure in extending the period of good quality living and might decrease the period when intensive services are required. It should therefore be considered in planning for both residential care and community living in the future.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 17/02/2010]en
dc.subjectdementiaen
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.subjectoutdoorsen
dc.subjectoutdoor activityen
dc.titleThe impact of early dementia on outdoor life: A 'shrinking world'?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalDementiaen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 17/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardDuggan, S. et al. (2008) 'The impact of early dementia on outdoor life: A 'shrinking world'?', Dementia, 7 (2), pp.191-204.-
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