Design and dementia: when less is more

FUGGLE Liz, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Dementia Care, 25(6), 2017, pp.14-15.

The author, a design manager, and her colleagues, offer their view of the potential of interior space design to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia. Drawing on research, living with dementia and their cumulative and international experience, four points are discussed: 1) everyone is different - there is no one approach; 2) clutter is dangerous; 3) under and overestimation of the power of colour; and 4) achieving a home-like environment. (Original abstract)

Subject terms:
building design, dementia, environmental factors, care homes, older people, residential care;
Content type:
practice guidance
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