Further information on “green care farms”

Bram de Boer. Living at a green care farm. An innovative alternative for regular care in nursing homes for people with dementia. [Full text available here]

At the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), held in Budapest, Hungary, from April 21–24 2016, Simone de Bruin, PhD, from the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands, discusses the value of green care farms that provide agricultural activities and care services for people with dementia and their caregivers. [see video here]

“Green care farm” articles in Pubmed
Okamura T, Ura C, Taga T, Yanagisawa C, Yamazaki S, Shimmei M. Green care farms in urban settings as a new paradigm for dementia care. Psychogeriatrics. 2021 Aug 2. doi: 10.1111/psyg.12748. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34342097.

Ura C, Okamura T, Yamazaki S, Shimmei M, Torishima K, Eboshida A, Kawamuro Y. Rice farming care as a novel method of green care farm in East Asian context: an implementation research. BMC Geriatr. 2021 Apr 9;21(1):237. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02181-2. PMID: 33836669; PMCID: PMC8034120. [Full text available here]

Taranrød LB, Eriksen S, Pedersen I, Kirkevold Ø. Characteristics, Burden of Care and Quality of Life of Next of Kin of People with Dementia Attending Farm-Based Day Care in Norway: A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2020 Nov 2;13:1363-1373. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S268818. PMID: 33173299; PMCID: PMC7646404. [Full text link available here]

Mmako NJ, Courtney-Pratt H, Marsh P. Green spaces, dementia and a meaningful life in the community: A mixed studies review. Health Place. 2020 May;63:102344. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102344. Epub 2020 Apr 28. PMID: 32543430.

Adlbrecht L, Bartholomeyczik S, Hildebrandt C, Mayer H. Social interactions of persons with dementia living in special care units in long-term care: A mixed-methods systematic review. Dementia (London). 2021 Apr;20(3):967-984. doi: 10.1177/1471301220919937. Epub 2020 Apr 23. PMID: 32326748; PMCID: PMC8044601. [Full text link available here]

de Bruin SR, Pedersen I, Eriksen S, Hassink J, Vaandrager L, Patil GG. Care Farming for People with Dementia; What Can Healthcare Leaders Learn from This Innovative Care Concept? J Healthc Leadersh. 2020 Mar 10;12:11-18. doi: 10.2147/JHL.S202988. PMID: 32210657; PMCID: PMC7071884. [Full text  link available here]

Eriksen S, Pedersen I, Taranrød LB, Ellingsen-Dalskau LH, Finnanger Garshol B, Ibsen TL, Kirkevold Ø, Strandli E, Patil GG. Farm-based day care services – a prospective study protocol on health benefits for people with dementia and next of kin. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2019 Aug 14;12:643-653. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S212671. PMID: 31616153; PMCID: PMC6698602. [Full text link available here]

de Boer B, Verbeek H, Zwakhalen SMG, Hamers JPH. Experiences of family caregivers in green care farms and other nursing home environments for people with dementia: a qualitative study. BMC Geriatr. 2019 May 28;19(1):149. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1163-6. PMID: 31138147; PMCID: PMC6537153. [Full text link available here]

Hassink J, Vaandrager L, Buist Y, de Bruin S. Characteristics and Challenges for the Development of Nature-Based Adult Day Services in Urban Areas for People with Dementia and Their Family Caregivers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Apr 14;16(8):1337. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081337. PMID: 31013959; PMCID: PMC6517871.[Full text link available here]

de Boer B, Beerens HC, Katterbach MA, Viduka M, Willemse BM, Verbeek H. The Physical Environment of Nursing Homes for People with Dementia: Traditional Nursing Homes, Small-Scale Living Facilities, and Green Care Farms. Healthcare (Basel). 2018 Nov 26;6(4):137. doi: 10.3390/healthcare6040137. PMID: 30486306; PMCID: PMC6315793. [Full text link available here]

Ibsen TL, Eriksen S, Patil GG. Farm-based day care in Norway – a complementary service for people with dementia. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2018 Jul 27;11:349-358. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S167135. PMID: 30100730; PMCID: PMC6067609. [Full text link available here]

Buist Y, Verbeek H, de Boer B, de Bruin SR. Innovating dementia care; implementing characteristics of green care farms in other long-term care settings. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul;30(7):1057-1068. doi: 10.1017/S1041610217002848. Epub 2018 Jan 16. PMID: 29335035.

de Boer B, Hamers JPH, Zwakhalen SMG, Tan FES, Verbeek H. Quality of care and quality of life of people with dementia living at green care farms: a cross-sectional study.BMC Geriatr. 2017 Jul 19;17(1):155. doi: 10.1186/s12877-017-0550-0. PMID: 28724358; PMCID: PMC5518159. [Full text available here]

de Boer B, Hamers JP, Zwakhalen SM, Tan FE, Beerens HC, Verbeek H. Green Care Farms as Innovative Nursing Homes, Promoting Activities and Social Interaction for People With Dementia. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Jan;18(1):40-46. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.10.013. PMID: 28012503. [Full text available here]

de Bruin SR, Stoop A, Molema CC, Vaandrager L, Hop PJ, Baan CA. Green Care Farms: An Innovative Type of Adult Day Service to Stimulate Social Participation of People With Dementia. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2015 Oct 12;1:2333721415607833. doi: 10.1177/2333721415607833. PMID: 28138469; PMCID: PMC5119871. [Full text available here]

De Bruin SR, Oosting SJ, Tobi H, Blauw YH, Schols JM, De Groot CP. Day care at green care farms: a novel way to stimulate dietary intake of community-dwelling older people with dementia? J Nutr Health Aging. 2010 May;14(5):352-7. doi: 10.1007/s12603-010-0079-9. PMID: 20424801.