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Defining activities of daily living for the design of dementia care environments

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posted on 15.07.2016, 11:10 authored by Charlotte Jais, Sue HignettSue Hignett, Martin Habell, Adonika Brown, Eef HogervorstEef Hogervorst
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are an important part of dementia care due to their impact on quality of life. This study looked at perceptions of ADLs in the context of designing dementia care environments through an online questionnaire targeted at design professionals and healthcare workers. Participants suggested that certain activities such as physical activity and social interaction, which go beyond the traditional definition of ADLs, are also highly important considerations in the design of dementia care homes. The results suggest that current definitions of ADLs may be too restrictive. This has implications for care practice and care home design.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Ergonomics & Human Factors 2016

Citation

JAIS, C. ...et al., 2016. Defining activities of daily living for the design of dementia care environments. In: P. Waterson, E.M. Hubbard and R. Sims (eds), Ergonomics & Human Factors 2016. Daventry, UK, 19-21 April 2016.

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© Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

09/11/2015

Publication date

2016

Notes

This is a conference paper.

ISBN

9780955422591

Language

en

Location

Daventry, United Kingdom

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