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This editorial is intended to introduce The Dignity Manifesto of Design and request meaningful commentary on this guide for environments for people living with dementia, so that design will support values of dignity, autonomy, independence, equality of opportunity, and non-discrimination. The...
Long-term care homes could be designed with input from the persons living in those facilities. The narratives and experiences of residents living with dementia often remains a missing element in the conception of space and place. With the loss of voice, long-term care residents experience a...
The aim of this paper is to raise awareness and provide a frame of analysis to prevent environmental triggers of maladaptive behaviours of people living with dementia (PwD), for which transition to an institutional setting can cause great distress. Institutional settings are one of the main...
Hospitals are efficiency-oriented and often fail to adequately accommodate anything more than the most basic needs of their patients. This applies especially to patients with dementia because of their particular vulnerability to further functional decline during a hospital stay, as normal...
This paper presents a grounded theory study conceptualizing the socio-spatial relationships of residents with dementia diagnoses in two residential care homes in the United Kingdom. The study challenges generalizations and abstractions of occupants in the design the care home and prioritizes...
Perception is a primary role of cognition, and perception itself changes with dementia. Behaviour changes also, because people respond to what they percieve. A transdisciplinary. approachmethod of transgressing disciplinary boundaries to integrate understandings from the sciences, medicine, the...
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