Design for dementia care: Track 1

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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.

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Track 1: The Lodge: public space

The role of space, light, colour and contrast in effective design for dementia care.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
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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