A dementia café as a bridgehead for community-inclusive care: Qualitative analysis of observations by on-the-job training participants in a dementia café

Hajime Takechi, Yuriko Sugihara, Hitomi Matsumoto, Hiroko Yamada

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Abstract

Background/Aims: Dementia cafés are becoming widespread as a new approach to dementia care, but their operational procedures and significance have not been adequately studied. Methods: On-the-job training (OJT) for professionals planning to operate a dementia café in the future was conducted in a pioneering dementia café in Japan. The reports of OJT trainees' observations and learning were analyzed qualitatively. Results: Reports could be summarized in up to 9 themes: 2 related to the atmosphere and significance of the café, 3 related to the guests, such as people with dementia and their families, and 4 related to the café staff. Discussion: The results of the present study identified the elements that make up dementia cafés and their significance and suggest that dementia cafés could be a new type of community resource for dementia care in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-139
Number of pages12
JournalDementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Volume46
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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