The World Cup effect: Using football to engage men with dementia
Solari CA., Solomons L.
Engagement of older men with dementia in traditional activities in healthcare settings can be challenging. During the World Cup 2010, we used a football quiz to engage memory clinic attendees and gauge enthusiasm for a regular football reminiscence project. Based on reports from carers, all of the men who had previously been interested in football were stimulated by the activity and half of the male participants wished to continue a football-themed project beyond the trial period. © The Author(s) 2011 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.