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The physical environment of the person with Alzheimer's disease

Aging & Mental Health

Author: Lawton, M. P.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2001


This paper looks at how a set of 11 universal human needs is used as the basis for organizing a view of research methods appropriate to designing environments for people with dementia. The author discusses the advantages and disadvantages of four general approaches: consumer surveys, direct behaviour observation, expert judgements, and experimental designs. Systematic qualitative observational methods are suggested as a mode for generating and organizing user-friendly data for designing environments for people with dementia.

Further Details

Full Title: Aging & Mental Health
Pages: S56-S64
Volume: 5
Issue: Supplement 1
Accession Number: 21.09.05
Keywords: cognitive, design
Reads: 171