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

Date added: May 19, 2014
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Authors: Lynne Mitchell

This paper summarises research funded by the EPSRC EQUAL programme from 2000 to 2003 to examine how neighbourhoods could be made dementia‚Äźfriendly. 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, they are likely to become effectively housebound.

Mitchell L and Burton E (2010). Designing Dementia-Friendly Neighbourhoods: Helping People with Dementia to Get Out and About, Journal of Integrated Care, 18(6), pp.11 – 18.

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