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Posted: May 27, 2014

We’re all thrown in the same boat

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Peer support is well established in fields such as the disability movement and mental health and is increasingly recognised as one way of enabling support by and for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their immediate carers. It was central to the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS) for England (DH 2009), where… Read more »

file_downloadA qualitative analysis of peer support in dementia care
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

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 »

file_downloadCreating a Dementia-Friendly York
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 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 »

Posted: May 22, 2014

Neighbourhoods and dementia in the health and social care context

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 »