'Golf days out' - an innovation in care and respite

WALSH Danny, DUFF Carol
Journal article citation:
Journal of Dementia Care, 24(5), 2016, pp.18-19.

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)

Subject terms:
leisure activities, sport, dementia, carers, short break care, physical exercise, evaluation, skills, friendship, wellbeing;
Content types:
practice example, research
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