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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 »

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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 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

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 21, 2014

Living Well with Dementia

Kate Fearnley

If your GP or specialist has told you that you have dementia, then this is the booklet for you. You may also find this booklet helpful if you are a family member or a friend of a person who has been told they have dementia. The booklet was published by NHS Health Scotland (2014).

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Posted: May 21, 2014

Coping with dementia

Kate Fearnley

Coping with dementia: Caring for someone with the mid to late stages of dementia (published by NHS Health Scotland, 2014) has been designed and informed by carers of people with dementia. They have suggested that you may want to dip in and out of this information, rather than reading it all at once. There are… Read more »

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