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Design of health and social care environments for people living with dementia
journal contributionposted on 25.05.2016, 09:02 by Efthimia Pantzartzis, Federica Pascale, Andrew D.F. Price
This research paper targets one of the most prominent design challenges in our society today: how the built environment can respond to the increasing numbers of people living with dementia, which is a progressive condition for which there is currently no cure. People live with dementia in their own home, care homes and other residential settings; they also frequently need access to community settings and services including health care infrastructures, day centres and local communities, many of which are not dementia-friendly. However, available evidence and appropriate stakeholder consultation can improve understanding of the needs of people living with dementia and how to better design the built environment to make them more dementia-friendly.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering