Research and publications
The research project
The overall objective of this research project is to develop care farming services for persons with dementia that can contribute to long-term solutions of the increasing need for good day care services for a growing elderly population and add sustainable economic value to the agricultural sector. More concrete, this project will investigate experiences and potential benefits of farm based day care services for persons with dementia and their next of kin, study how aspects of agriculture and farm life facilitate a person-centered care environment for persons with dementia, and at last identify factors enabling a successful collaboration between farmers as providers of farm ased day care services and the municipalities.
Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU), Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Aging and Health (Aging and Health), Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Food and Agriculture Division, and Ruralis, Institute for Rural and Regional Research (Ruralis) forms the research group.
The research group cooperate with:
- National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services, The Netherlands, Dr Simone de Bruin.
- University College Dublin, School of Agriculture and Food Science, Ireland, Deirdre O’Conner.
The Research Council of Norway.