Finding a way: long-term care homes to support dementia.

This paper documents the results of mixed methods PhD study where way finding walks around long term care environments were observed and these observations were supported with conversational semi-structured interviews. The aim was to examine the role of design of a physical environment in supporting wayfinding for people with dementia. Faith et al. (2015) consider the results within four domains; architectural, interior architecture, personalisation and management and care. Considerable detail is provided within each domain and the authors conclude that the study indicates the need to consider individual experience and approaches to care, and to create a spatial experience that appeals to the senses and creates memorable interactions, arguing that good design must be coupled with quality care.
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Finding a way: long-term care homes to support dementia.
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2015
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Faith, V., Rooney, C., Hadjri, K., McAllister, K. and Craig, C., 2015. Finding a way: long-term care homes to support dementia. Proceedings of the ICE-Urban Design and Planning, 168(4), pp.204-217.