Built Environment

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Posted: August 5, 2015

Actua-Zorg: Architectuur voor personen met dementie (DUTCH)

Iris Van Steenwinkel

Ingenieur-architect Iris Van Steenwinkel wil de blik op architectuur voor personen met dementie verruimen. De idee dat deze mensen vooral nood hebben aan een nostalgische woning vol met meubels en tierlantijntjes uit vroegere tijden is achterhaald. Kwaliteiten van hedendaagse architectuur, zoals licht en ruimte of de link met buiten, gelden ook en in het bijzonder voor mensen met dementie. Op woensdag 10 juni verdedigde Iris Van Steenwinkel haar doctoraat aan de KU Leuven dat werd opgebouwd rond drie sprekende casestudies. Voor Actua Zorg doet ze haar voornaamste inzichten uit de doeken.

Posted: July 15, 2014

Mary’s Little Worlds

With the case study presented in this article we explore how people with dementia experience and use their environment to expand our understanding of how architectural environments can improve their well-being. We focus on how relationships between people and spaces change for people with dementia. Iris Van Steenwinkel, Chantal Van Audenhove and Ann Heylighen, Mary’s… Read more »

Posted: May 28, 2014

Nature Assisted Health Foundation

Joop Van Hezik

Green environments can play an important role in enhancing the health of human beings. The Nature Assisted Health Foundation (NAHF) is a non-profit organisation that aims to make optimum use of the opportunities that green environments offer to enhance the quality of living.

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Posted: May 27, 2014

Designing for dementia

Annie Pollock + Liz Fuggle

By design, we can create environments that will enable rather than disable people with dementia. Indeed, environments that work for people with dementia, work for all of us as well as Annie Pollock and Liz Fuggle explain Pollock A and Fuggle L (2013). Designing for dementia: creating a therapeutic environment. Nursing & Residential Care, 15(6),… Read more »

Posted: May 27, 2014

The importance of going outside

Annie Pollock

Annie Pollock, co-author of a book on the importance of outdoor spaces for people with dementia, highlights the need for older Australians to spend more time outside. Pollock A (2012). The importance of going outside – and the reasons why this so often does not happen, Australian Journal of Dementia Care, 1(2), pp. 20-22.

Posted: May 27, 2014

The value of well-designed outdoor spaces

Annie Pollock

How can considered design of outdoor environments promote better health in older people and those living with dementia. The value of well-designed outdoor spaces: Health and wellbeing for older people and people with dementia. Published in Access by Design, Issue 133 (2012).

Posted: May 27, 2014

Accessibility in public space as perceived by people with Alzheimer’s

Anna Brorsson

Most people with dementia remain living at home as long as possible after being diagnosed, and hence their lives also include activities in the public space. The aim of this study was to illuminate experiences of accessibility in public space in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Brorsson, A., Öhman, A., Lundberg, S., & Nygård, L. (2011)…. Read more »