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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‚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,… Read more »

Posted: May 19, 2014

Neighbourhoods for life: Designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments

Lynne Mitchell

Design for dementia has, to date, focused on the internal, generally institutional environment of care homes and dementia care facilities. Yet the majority of older people with dementia live at home, around one third of these on their own. Unless outdoor environments are designed to help older people with dementia continue to use their local… Read more »

Posted: May 19, 2014

Outdoor wayfinding in dementia

Lynne Mitchell
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We aimed in this study to investigate (1) outdoor wayfinding performance of people with dementia; and (2) which features of the outdoor built environment are used in wayfinding by people with dementia. Sheehan B, Burton E and Mitchell L (2006). Outdoor wayfinding in dementia, Dementia, 5(2), pp. 271-281.

Posted: May 19, 2014

Neighbourhoods for Life – Design Checklist

Lynne Mitchell

A checklist of recommendations for designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments. Burton E, Mitchell, L and Raman S (2004). Neighbourhoods for Life – A checklist of recommendations for designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments.