Effect of horticultural therapy on wellbeing among dementia day care programme participants: A mixed methods study

Jodi Hall, Gary Mitchell, Catherine Webber, Karen Johnston

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Abstract

Fourteen people attending an adult day programme were recruited to a structured horticultural therapy programme which took place over 10 weeks. The effects were assessed using Dementia Care Mapping and questionnaires completed by family carers. High levels of wellbeing were observed while the participants were engaged in horticultural therapy, and these were sustained once the programme was completed. This study adds to the growing evidence on the benefits of horticultural therapy for people with dementia who have enjoyed gardening in the past.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalDementia:The International Journal of Social Research and Practice
Early online date11 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 11 Apr 2016

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Residential Home
  • Care Homes
  • Older People
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Garden Therapy
  • Non-Pharmacological Intervention
  • Day Programmes
  • Wellbeing
  • Quality of Life
  • Person Centred Care
  • Relationship Centred Care

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