Loneliness is a common experience within long-term care and, to promote well-being and quality of life among people with dementia, it is important to draw upon a repertoire of strategies that provide social stimulation, companionship, and enjoyment. This paper describes and reflects on a program of co-operative social participatory research that sought to introduce football-focused (ie, soccer-based) reminiscence based in 4 community settings within Spain and Scotland. Findings are reported and inform an original conceptual model that supports the introduction of sustainable approaches to the development of football-focused reminiscence with and for people with dementia.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine|
|Early online date||7 Mar 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2017|
Coll-Planas, L., Watchman, K., Domémech, S., McGillivray, D., O'Donnell, H., & Tolson, D. (2017). Developing evidence for football (soccer) reminiscence interventions within long-term care: a co-operative approach applied in Scotland and Spain. JAMDA: The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, 18(4), 355–360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.01.013