Environmental design for people living with dementia

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Quirke, Martin ORCID: 0000-0001-8803-1466, Bennett, Kirsty, Chau, Hing-Wah ORCID: 0000-0002-3501-9882, Preece, Terri and Jamei, Elmira ORCID: 0000-0002-4270-0326 (2023) Environmental design for people living with dementia. Encyclopedia, 3 (3). pp. 1038-1057. ISSN 2673-8392


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 nonpharmacological 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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/47046
DOI 10.3390/encyclopedia3030076
Official URL https://www.mdpi.com/2673-8392/3/3/76
Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 3302 Building
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Keywords dementia, environmental design, cognitive accessibility, evidence based design
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