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Record number 417236
Title Comparing day care at green care farms and at regular day care facilities with regard to their effects on functional performance of community-dwelling older people with dementia
Author(s) Bruin, S.R. de; Oosting, S.J.; Tobi, H.; Enders-Slegers, M.J.; Zijpp, A.J. van der; Schols, J.M.G.A.
Source Dementia 11 (2012)4. - ISSN 1471-3012 - p. 503 - 519.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301211421074
Department(s) Animal Production Systems
Education and Competence Studies
WASS
WIAS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Abstract Day care at green care farms (GCFs) is a new care modality for community-dwelling older people with dementia. In view of the more physical and normal daily life activities available at GCFs than at RDCFs, we investigated whether functional decline differed between subjects from both day care settings. In this observational cohort study, primary caregivers of 47 subjects from GCFs and 41 subjects from RDCFs rated the subjects’ functional performance three times during one year. They also provided information on the subjects’ diseases and medication use. Generally, no significant change over time in functional performance, the number of diseases and the number of medications was observed, and no differences in these rates of change were found between subjects from both day care settings. This study suggests that GCFs are not more effective in maintaining functional performance or slowing down its decline in community-dwelling older people with dementia than RDCFs.
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