Architecture and the healing environment in a dementia care facility

Jones, Tarah. (2005). Architecture and the healing environment in a dementia care facility B.A. Thesis, School of Geography, Planning & Env Management, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Jones, Tarah.
Thesis Title Architecture and the healing environment in a dementia care facility
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning & Env Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Thesis type B.A. Thesis
Supervisor Dr Greg Bamford
Anthony Gall
Total pages 104
Language eng
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Formatted abstract

Dementia can limit a person’s ability to comprehend present time, understand place, remember recent past experiences, and complete normal daily tasks.

Whilst administration of physical needs and satisfaction is clearly the role of aged care, significant emphasis needs to be placed on social behavioural aspects also.

The environment can have a significant, positive and healing effect on the person suffering from dementia. The introduction of architectural elements that provide sense of place and legibility of form through visual cues can create a healing environment.

This thesis will outline strategies for designing the built environment for people who suffer from dementia related illnesses.

Keyword Dementia care facility
Architecture and the healing environment
Healing environment

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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