Sarah Swift

Sarah Swift
University of Stirling

PhD

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Additional affiliations
May 2021 - July 2021
University of Stirling
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
November 2015 - December 2017
University of the West of Scotland
Field of study
  • Exploring the experience of community gardening for people with dementia
January 2015 - October 2015
Bournemouth University
Field of study
  • Exploring the experience of community gardening for people with dementia- transferred to UWS in 11/15
September 2010 - September 2011
The University of Manchester
Field of study
  • Environmental Governance

Publications

Publications (5)
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Objectives The study sought to explore the lived experiences of people with dementia who participate in community-based gardening programmes. Methods A collaborative gardening project was conducted over six weeks at a day centre for people with dementia. Six participants were recruited from the centre’s attendees. Each session was co-designed by...
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An important part of care home life is the support given to older residents by their families/friends through regular visiting. Social visits to residents by their families ceased in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and residents were confined to their rooms. This paper reports on how care home staff improvised to address this situation during the...
Technical Report
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Families with relatives in care homes have been separated during COVID-19: to protect lives, protect the NHS and reduce the spread of the virus. However, this has resulted in significant harm, and disproportionately affected. Restrictions at the time of writing have lasted nine months. Our research, carried out between May and October 2020, focuses...
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The potential of area-based initiatives as a mechanism for addressing health inequities is coming increasingly to the fore within local policy and planning. The need to move beyond ‘bricks and mortar’ in order to mitigate and reverse concentrations of disadvantage is now well established within academic and policy discourse, yet plans to stimulate...
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Two-thirds of people with dementia reside in their own homes; however, support for community-dwelling people with dementia to continue to participate in everyday activities is often lacking, resulting in feelings of depression and isolation among people living with the condition. Engagement in outdoor activities such as gardening can potentially co...

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Projects (2)
Project
The DesHCA project brings together leading experts on dementia and design, the building industry, housing providers, and people in the community. They will work together to identify housing innovations that can better support healthy cognitive ageing, and therefore a longer healthy, independent life. The project will include the co-design of houses in virtual reality, and include the construction of physical demonstrators to be evaluated by project participants including older people.