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Sensory loss, dementia, and environments


Author: Bakker, R.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


Bakker evaluates the relevance of good environment, like interesting sights, smells, sounds, tastes, and tactile sensations, in increasing functional abilities and comfort of people with dementia. She discusses the key environmental elements that encourage people interacting in healthy ways with objects and spaces. Her examination is based from her experience with her father who has Alzheimer's disease. The key environmental elements include familiar sights, depth perception, contrast sensitivity, stressing sounds, designs for bathing comfort and improving pleasant smells.

Further Details

Pages: 46-51
Volume: 27
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 31.05.05
Notes: original
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 26/08/2013
Keywords: cognitiveoldervisionfunction
Reads: 246