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How personalising interiors improves the lives of people with dementia
In this age of innovation, so often involving technology, it’s important to look back at what has already been established as a simple, good practice, and yet is too often forgotten.
Since the early 1980s, numerous “design guides” in the form of books and articles have offered planning, architectural, and interior design recommendations to instruct architects and care providers on how to enhance safety, homeliness, and personalisation in dementia care facilities.
Whilst the ideas in this report are simple and intuitive, they are not necessarily easy to do well. This report is useful for anyone interested in bringing to fruition ideas that help people with dementia. Everyone involved in long term care will benefit from reading this report, including policy makers and ombudspeople, management, medical, care, recreational and therapeutic staff.
- The simple things matter PREVIEW
Introduction to the report
- The giants that came before us PREVIEW
Key empirical insights around personalising interiors from the last 35 years
- The elders’ eye view DOWNLOAD
Creative and well applied examples from around the world
- We didn’t invent doors DOWNLOAD
True Doors as a tool for person centred care