Knitters in a Day Center: The Significance of Social Participation for People With Mild to Moderate Dementia

  title={Knitters in a Day Center: The Significance of Social Participation for People With Mild to Moderate Dementia},
  author={Trude Gjernes},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  pages={2233 - 2243}
  • Trude Gjernes
  • Published 24 August 2017
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • Qualitative Health Research
This article explores how people with dementia interact and solve problems while participating in social activities. The present article highlights social participation and interaction among elderly women with mild dementia who engaged in knitting as their main activity. The data were collected through participant observation at a day center in a Norwegian city, and the analysis revealed that the social activity of knitting facilitated conversations about different topics, required various… 
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