‘Making sense of it’: A grounded theory study on the use of green spaces by community dwelling people living with dementia

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
Interviews are expected to last approximately 30-60 minutes
State of study
All States

The study aims to explore the experiences of community dwelling people living with dementia on green space engagement. We want to see what value or significance they place on engagement with community gardens, neighbourhood parks, bush, woodland, and other green spaces, what their motivation is and the challenges they face.

We want to hear directly from people living with dementia to make sure that views and opinions that will be expressed in the study reflect their lived experiences and the outcome of the study meaningful to them. We hope that what we learn in this search will strengthen the evidence-base knowledge on the use of green spaces to promote living well with dementia.

Participants who have given their consent would be interviewed, either face-to-face or online, whichever they prefer. Each interview is expected to last approximately 30-60 minutes. Follow-up interviews may be undertaken only where necessary and as agreed to by the participant.

Further information

For further information or to participate, please contact Janet Mmako at [email protected].

This study has been approved by the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee with approval number H-72889.

Study Address
Australia wide
Full Name
Janet Mmako
Wicking Dementia Research & Educational Centre, University of Tasmania
Phone Number
0424 336 219