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Développement d’un programme d’éducation au loisir adapté comme moyen de soutien à l’implication d’aidants d’un proche atteint de démence. = Development of a program of education to leisure adapted as a means of support for the involvement of caregiver to a loved one with dementia


Carbonneau, Hélène, Caron, Chantal D., Desrosiers, Johanne


Canadian Journal on Aging, Volume: 28, No.: 2, Pages.: 121-134

Year of Publication



Leisure represents a positive way to keep relationships satisfactory between caregivers and a person with dementia. Adapted leisure education is a promising approach to assist the family to discover new ways to share good times with their relatives. This study aimed to develop an adapted leisure education program. It included an evaluation of the caregivers’ needs, the program content development, and a pilot study to experiment with the content of the program. Three focus groups of dementia caregivers (n = 19) were conducted to investigate caregivers needs. Based on content analysis of these focus groups and a literature review, the content of the program was developed. The pilot study (n = 4) included a quasi-experimental trial and an implementation evaluation. This study led to the development of an adapted leisure education program that puts caregiver support in a new perspective, focusing on positive aspects rather than the burden of caregiving. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)

Bibtex Citation

@article{Carbonneau_2009, doi = {10.1017/s0714980809090114}, url = {}, year = 2009, month = {jun}, publisher = {Cambridge University Press ({CUP})}, volume = {28}, number = {02}, pages = {121}, author = {H{'{e}}l{`{e}}ne Carbonneau and Chantal D. Caron and Johanne Desrosiers}, title = {D{'{e}}veloppement d'un programme d'{'{e}}ducation au loisir adapt{'{e}} comme moyen de soutien {`{a}} l'implication d'aidants d'un proche atteint de d{'{e}}mence,}, journal = {Can. J. Aging} }


adapted, an, caregiver burden, caregiver involvement, caregivers, caregiving burden, carer, dementia, education, educational programs, for, leisure, leisure education program, leisure time, meeting, needs, program development, programme

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

Types of Study

Before and After Study, Focus Group

Type of Outcomes

Other carer outcomes (e.g. financial burden and more)

Type of Interventions

Intervention for Carers