Dementia and Communities

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Posted: May 28, 2014

The Right to Live with Dignity

Ann Pascoe

A speech at the NHS Highland Annual Event at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness on September 5th 2012, highlighting the need to make Scotland’s Dementia Strategy work for families in rural areas.

Posted: May 27, 2014

Creating a Dementia-Friendly York

Ruth Eley

For many people with dementia, the battle is not just about getting a diagnosis and support from the health and social care system, but about the everyday things we all take for granted – having control over daily life, spending time with friends and family and enjoying hobbies. These are made difficult by a lack… Read more »

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Posted: May 27, 2014

Managing critical incidents in grocery shopping by community-living people with Alzheimer’s

Anna Brorsson

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remain in their ordinary housing and continue to use public space despite increasing disabilities. The aim of this study was to discover and describe problematic situations and critical incidents that took place when people with AD performed the ordinary outside-home activity of grocery shopping and how these were met by… Read more »

Posted: May 22, 2014

Neighbourhoods and dementia in the health and social care context

John Keady + Sarah Campbell

The National Dementia Strategy in England has performed an essential role in transforming health and social care services and improving the commissioning architecture. However, to date, little attention has been paid to understanding the ways in which the outdoor and built environment impacts and intersects with the lives of people with dementia and their carers…. Read more »

Posted: May 22, 2014

Making dementia friendly neighbourhoods

John Keady
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The ‘Neighbourhoods and Dementia’ study was one of six research projects announced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) along with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), as part of a £20 million funding boost which will significantly add to the understanding of dementia.

Posted: May 19, 2014

Dementia-friendly cities: designing intelligible neighbourhoods for life

Lynne Mitchell

This paper presents findings from research exploring ways in which the design of the outdoor environment affects the ability of older people with dementia to understand and navigate their local urban neighbourhoods. Mitchell L, Burton E, Raman S (2004). Dementia-friendly cities: designing intelligible neighbourhoods for life. Journal of Urban Design, 9(1), pp. 89-101(13).

Posted: May 19, 2014

Designing Dementia-Friendly Neighbourhoods: Helping People with Dementia to Get Out and About

Lynne Mitchell

This paper summarises research funded by the EPSRC EQUAL programme from 2000 to 2003 to examine how neighbourhoods could be made dementia‐friendly. Design for dementia generally focuses on the internal environment of dementia care homes and facilities, but most people with dementia live at home. Unless they are able to use their local neighbourhoods safely,… Read more »

Posted: May 19, 2014

Neighbourhoods for life: Designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments

Lynne Mitchell

Design for dementia has, to date, focused on the internal, generally institutional environment of care homes and dementia care facilities. Yet the majority of older people with dementia live at home, around one third of these on their own. Unless outdoor environments are designed to help older people with dementia continue to use their local… Read more »