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The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

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Designing for alzheimers disease: strategies for creating better care environments

Author: Brawley, E. C.
Type: Book
Year: 1997


This book examines essential design criteria in key areas such as lighting, color, acoustics, safety, and wayfinding. Important considerations involving room size, shape, use, and arrangement are covered, along with specific information on materials and furnishings selection. Designing for Alzheimer's Disease equips designers and care providers with the information they need to plan environments that can greatly enhance the lives of those with Alzheimer's. Explaining in concise, nontechnical terms how the disease affects cognitive and functional skills, the book offers detailed guidance on a broad range of design issues that are central to the creation of therapeutic care settings. The book features specific therapeutic design suggestions , such as increasing mobility, reducing confusion, promoting safety, and maximizing functional abilities. Features100 photos, including a 16-page color insert.

Further Details

Pages: 313
Publish Location: New York
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN/ISSN: 0471139203
Accession Number: 25.05.05
Keywords: cognitive, design, modification, older
Reads: 243