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Evaluation of the effect of orientation cues on wayfinding in persons with Dementia

Alzheimer's Care Quarterly

Author: Nolan, B. A. D., Mathews, M. R., Truesdell-Todd, G., VanDorp, A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2002


The authors of the article conducted a behavioural assessment on 40 residents in a nursing home to identify which residents had difficulty locating their room. They conducted an experiment with six residents to evaluate the impact of placing a portrait like photograph and personal memorabilia in a dispaly case ouside the participant's room. Mean room finding increased by 45%, suggesting that the intervention increased room finding.

Further Details

Pages: 46-49
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print copy retained. Not freely available online
Keywords: cognitive, older, behavioural, assessment
Reads: 434