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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: January 21, 2015

10 helpful hints for dementia-friendly communities

June Andrews + Shirley Law

10 helpful hints for dementia-friendly communities is full of practical tips for organising a community which harnesses the will and the skills of its members to create an environment which supports its people who are living with dementia.

Posted: September 2, 2014

Building Dementia Friendly Communities: “It’s just so AHP”

Sandra Shafii

Motherwell’s dementia friendly community initiative is now well known. The simple approach and easy to use tools and methodology have been picked up across Scotland, across the rest of the UK and even further afield, including Norway and other European countries. Sandra Shafii looks at why building dementia friendly communities is an AHP’s business.

Posted: August 27, 2014

Shirley Law Introduction

Shirley Law

An introduction to Shirley Law, Director of Learning and Development at the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling

Posted: August 27, 2014

Remember Well: The secret to Motherwell’s dementia care success

Sandra Shafii

Motherwell’s community-led approach towards dementia is making a real difference to the lives of patients, carers and their families in the area, as reported by STV News in October 2012.

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 »