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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Environmental Design for People Living with Dementia
Author(s): Quirke, Martin
Bennett, Kirsty
Chau, Hing-Wah
Preece, Terri
Jamei, Elmira
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Keywords: cognitive access
dementia design
environmental design
therapeutic environment
evidence-based design
assessment tools
supportive built environment
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2023
Date Deposited: 6-Nov-2023
Citation: Quirke M, Bennett K, Chau H, Preece T & Jamei E (2023) Environmental Design for People Living with Dementia. <i>Encyclopedia</i>, 3 (3), pp. 1038-1057.;
Abstract: Definition: The term ‘environmental design for dementia’ relates to both the process and outcomes of designing to support or improve cognitive accessibility in physical environments. Environmental design for dementia is evidenced as an effective non-pharmacological intervention for treatment of the symptoms of dementia and is associated with higher levels of independence and wellbeing for people living with a variety of age-related cognitive, physical, and sensory impairments. Evidence-based dementia design principles have been established as a means of supporting both the design and evaluation of environmental design for dementia.
DOI Link: 10.3390/encyclopedia3030076
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