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dc.contributor.authorDi Bona, L.*
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, S.*
dc.contributor.authorMountain, Gail*
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-22T15:51:29Z
dc.date.available2017-08-22T15:51:29Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifier.citationDi Bona L, Kennedy S and Mountain G (2019) Adopt a care home: an intergenerational initiative bringing children into care homes. Dementia. 18(5): 1679-1694.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/12942
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractDementia friendly communities, in which people living with dementia actively participate and those around them are educated about dementia, may improve the wellbeing of those living with dementia and reduce the associated stigma. The Adopt a Care Home scheme aims to contribute towards this by teaching schoolchildren about dementia and linking them with people living with dementia in a local care home. Forty-one children, ten people living with dementia and eight school / care home staff participated in a mixed methods (questionnaires, observations, interviews and focus groups) evaluation to assess the scheme’s feasibility and impact. Data were analysed statistically and thematically. The scheme was successfully implemented, increased children’s dementia awareness and appeared enjoyable for most participants. Findings, therefore, demonstrate the scheme’s potential to contribute towards dementia friendly communities by increasing children’s knowledge and understanding of dementia and engaging people living with dementia in an enjoyable activity, increasing their social inclusion.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Sheffield's Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Innovation Fund.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2017 The Author(s). The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Dementia, vol 18/issue 5 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved.
dc.subjectCare home; Intergenerational; Children; Dementia awareness; Dementia friendly community; Wellbeing; Social inclusion; Stigmaen_US
dc.titleAdopt a care home: an intergenerational initiative bringing children into care homesen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.application2017-08-28
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217725420
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-26T08:55:19Z


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