Perspectives of people living with dementia and their care partners about the impact on social health when participating in a co‐designed Dementia café

Innes, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5591-4083, Chesterton, LE ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9668-1941, Morris, LE ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3337-8144, Smith, SK ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7356-2042 and Bushell, S 2021, 'Perspectives of people living with dementia and their care partners about the impact on social health when participating in a co‐designed Dementia café' , Health and Social Care in the Community .

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Access Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Innes, A., Chesterton, L., Morris, L., Smith, S. K., & Bushell, S. (2021). Perspectives of people living with dementia and their care partners about the impact on social health when participating in a co-designed Dementia café. Health & Social Care in the Community, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13545. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.

Abstract

Those diagnosed with dementia and those who provide care and support often feel socially isolated with limited opportunities for social engagement, increasing the potential for loneliness and further isolation that is detrimental to social health. This study examined how a co-designed dementia café impacted on the self-reported social health of community dwelling people with dementia and their care partners in the North-West of England. Semi-structured interviews were conducted at two time periods (summer of 2019 and spring of 2020), with five people living with dementia and eight care partners. The key finding was that participating in the cafés led to a sense of belonging and purpose that was beneficial to well-being and social health for all participants. Community-based initiatives that provide opportunities for peer support for the person with the diagnosis and the care partner are essential so that people living with dementia may rebuild their confidence as well as retaining opportunities to socialise.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Health and Social Care in the Community
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0966-0410
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Funders: Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust
Depositing User: A Innes
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 10:52
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61667

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