Dementia Care & The Physical Environment

Dementia Care & The Physical Environment

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The surrounding environment has a profound impact on people living with dementia.  Along with clever architecture and design, there are many other ways in which Activity Staff can enhance the physical environment to improve the lives and reduce the daily struggles of people living with dementia.

The surrounding environment has a profound impact on people living with dementia.

Along with clever architecture and design, there are many other ways in which Activity Staff can enhance the physical environment to improve the lives and reduce the daily struggles of people living with dementia.

In this article we cover:

  • How to Improve the Physical Environment
  • Continuity of Past Activities
  • A Home-Like Atmosphere
  • Fresh Air & Sunshine
  • Personalizing Bedrooms
  • Visual Prompts
  • Reducing Risks

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Talita 5th Sep 2016
Thank you Geraldine, much appreciated.
Geraldine M 3rd Sep 2016
Really helpful thought provking advice well done
Corazon 2nd Sep 2016
I have just written an essay on designing modern facilities for dementia long-term care and assisted living, whose focus is on the physical environment. You may want to have a look at Hogewyk Village in the Netherlands. It is absolutely an inspiration. I had always envisaged a therapeutic environment for our dementia sufferers in Australia, and after watching this CNN report, it is great to know that finally, the physical environment is now realised by care organisations.