Developing Dementia-Friendly Tourism Destinations: An Exploratory Analysis

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Authors: Page, S., Innes, A. and Cutler, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21119/

http://jtr.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/12/0047287514522881.abstract

Journal: Journal of Travel Research

Publisher: Sage

eISSN: 1552-6763

ISSN: 0047-2875

DOI: 10.1177/0047287514522881

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Authors: Page, S.J., Innes, A. and Cutler, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21119/

Journal: Journal of Travel Research

Volume: 54

Issue: 4

Pages: 467-481

eISSN: 1552-6763

ISSN: 0047-2875

DOI: 10.1177/0047287514522881

© The Author(s) 2014. Dementia is emerging as a global issue. Increases in life expectancy create an older population structure with accompanying health needs but also high lifestyle expectations. For example existing generations have come to expect to be able to participate in leisure and tourism activities in later life, which can be constrained by the onset of dementia. Leading healthy lifestyles and engaging in tourism activities are viewed as fundamental to remaining active and contributing to slowing the progress of dementia. This study is the first to examine the challenges and implications of the growing scale of dementia and the business opportunities this may create for destinations wishing to achieve dementia-friendly status. The paper reports results from an initial scoping study with tourism businesses in a coastal resort in the United Kingdom with such ambitions to assess the nature of the issues that arose from a series of face-to-face interviews.

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Authors: Page, S.J., Innes, A. and Cutler, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/21119/

Journal: JOURNAL OF TRAVEL RESEARCH

Volume: 54

Issue: 4

Pages: 467-481

eISSN: 1552-6763

ISSN: 0047-2875

DOI: 10.1177/0047287514522881

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