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The landscape of dementia inclusivity


Marsh, P and Courtney-Pratt, H and Campbell, M, The landscape of dementia inclusivity, Health and Place, 52 pp. 174-179. ISSN 1353-8292 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.05.013


A supported community gardening program became appealing and therapeutically beneficial to people living with the impacts of dementia and their carers, despite not targeting either cohort specifically. This paper discusses how this program provides insights into the landscape of dementia inclusivity. The gardens involved were spaces that allowed positive risk-taking opportunities, respectful intersubjectivity and active citizenship. Our research findings indicate that a meaningful response to the rising incidence of dementia may be to build upon social and geographical attributes of community gardens. Understanding the multifaceted nature of a dementia inclusive landscape will enable authentic engagement and rights-based support for people living with the impacts of dementia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dementia, inclusivitiy, community gardens, risk taking, citizenship
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Social structure and health
UTAS Author:Marsh, P (Dr Pauline Marsh)
UTAS Author:Courtney-Pratt, H (Dr Helen Courtney-Pratt)
UTAS Author:Campbell, M (Ms Marina Campbell)
ID Code:126848
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2018-06-28
Last Modified:2019-04-01

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