All those who wander are not lost - Walking with purpose in Extra Care, Retirement and Domestic Housing


This is a summary report by the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium (HDRC) of their walking with purpose study.

This mixed methods study, with input from the Housing LIN, explored walking with purpose in extra care, retirement and domestic housing settings, along with the perceptions and responses of staff and family carers, in order to better understand and support residents living with dementia in such settings and to develop good practice guidelines. It makes reference to our report written by the Housing LIN’s Dementia lead, Katey Twyford: ‘Individuals with dementia living in extra care housing: an initial exploration of the practicalities and possibilities (opens new window)