Environmental Design in Dementia Care

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A person is only as restricted as their environment causes them to be. Cognitive capacities are impacted when a person develops dementia. As a result, physical and social environments become increasingly difficult to navigate. Because of this, care and thought must be applied to the design of environments for people with dementia.

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In a residential aged care context, environmental design is the ordering of small and large scale aspects of the environment by means of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and planning. Good environmental design can assist a resident in finding their way around, as well as reduce confusion and increase independence.


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14 Jun 2023
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Well presented and very relevant
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Useful and helpful topic.
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Lynne Hill
17 Sep 2022
Great ideas, encourages thinking outside of the square
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Great little piece
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Deanne Mossman
25 Feb 2020
I found this resource to provide valuable learning to improve my awareness of providing quality care to residents living with Dementia.
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15 May 2022
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A good succinct resource.
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