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Posted: May 20, 2014

A built environment for all ages

Máire Cox

There is growing evidence that well-designed outdoor spaces can enhance the long-term health and wellbeing of those who use them regularly. In March 2010, KT-EQUAL hosted a workshop to examine what this means for older people. With key speakers from local and national government, academia and advocacy, the event made connections between policy, research and… Read more »

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Posted: May 20, 2014

Why does the outdoor environment matter?

Máire Cox
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Research by Inclusive Design for Getting Outdoors (I’DGO) has found that the design of Britain’s gardens, streets, neighbourhoods and open spaces affects older people’s ability to age well and live independently by supporting, or preventing, access for all. This summary of research findings from both phases of I’DGO includes key messages and implications for professionals… Read more »

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Posted: May 20, 2014

The Minnesota Economic Model of Dementia

Olivia Mastry

No therapies are known to substantially alter the course of dementia and associated treatment costs. However, enhanced support services for caregivers for people with dementia have been shown to improve caregivers’ capabilities and well-being and delay patients’ institutionalization. Foldes, S and Hall Long, K (2014). The Minnesota Economic Model of Dementia: Demonstrating Healthcare Cost Savings… Read more »

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Posted: May 20, 2014

Good places for ageing in place

Lynne Mitchell

There is renewed interest in the role of the built environment in public health. Relatively little research to date investigates its impact on healthy ageing. Ageing in place has been adopted as a key strategy for coping with the challenges of longevity. What is needed is a better understanding of how individual characteristics of older… Read more »

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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 »