Have you been down to the woods today?

  • Neil Mapes
  • Working with Older People, January 2012, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/13663661211215105

Have you been down to the woods today?

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

What is it about?

This paper was written to share the key findings of the Wandering in the Woods action research project conducted by Dementia Adventure. Practical implications for changing practices in the dementia care and health and well-being sectors are highlighted.

Why is it important?

Research looking at the benefits of green exercise and experiences of people living with dementia in care settings taking activity out in nature is very limited, this paper significantly contributes to this growing body of knowledge.


Mr. Neil Mapes
University of Worcester

It is important that more people living with dementia have equal opportunity to access the outdoors regardless of what challenges their dementia brings.

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