Design for dementia care: Track 1
The impact of disorientating spaces on people with dementia can be...
The impact of disorientating spaces on people with dementia can be profound, and can create serious deterioration in their wellbeing. Case studies of new build and refurbished care homes reveal how dementia-friendly interior and exterior design enable improved working practices for care staff, and lead to greater independence and a better quality of life for residents.
- Duration 45 mins
- Updated Friday 13th January 2012
- Intermediate level
- Posted under Social Care
The role of space, light, colour and contrast in effective design for dementia care.
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Tracks in this podcast:
|1||The Lodge: public space||The role of space, light, colour and contrast in effective design for dementia care. Play now The Lodge: public space|
|2||The Lodge: private space||Dementia-friendly design features in the individual apartments at The Lodge. Play now The Lodge: private space|
|3||The Lodge: the Market Square||The role of the multi-functional Market Square in promoting independence and interaction, and reducing stigma. Play now The Lodge: the Market Square|
|4||The Lodge: garden space||How good garden design and an open-door policy promote activity, interaction and quality of life for residents of The Lodge. Play now The Lodge: garden space|
|5||The Lodge: evaluating the success of the design.||How the various elements of dementia-friendly design contribute to good dementia care at The Lodge. Play now The Lodge: evaluating the success of the design.|
|6||Elmhurst: refurbishing an existing home||How dementia friendly design features have been incorporated into an existing care home. Play now Elmhurst: refurbishing an existing home|
|7||Elmhurst: looking back on the refurbishment process.||The practicalities of the refurbishment, and how the changes have resulted in better working practices and a better quality of life. Play now Elmhurst: looking back on the refurbishment process.|
|8||The value of gardens in dementia care||Garuth Chalfont of Chalfont Design reveals why good garden design promotes both mental and physical wellbeing for people with dementia. Play now The value of gardens in dementia care|
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Originally published: Friday, 13th January 2012
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