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The importance of designing dementia friendly care environments

Waller, Sarah (2015) The importance of designing dementia friendly care environments. Global Health and Pharma, August (2015). pp. 16-17.

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It is estimated that there are 800,00 people with dementia in the UK and this number is expected to double in the next 30 years. The proportion of people with cognitive problems and dementia in general hospitals continues to increase and the need to make the physical environment of health and social care buildings more dementia friendly is now widely acknowledged. This article outlines some of the key features of dementia friendly design and introduces a suite of environmental assessment tools for care settings.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: dementia, design, dementia friendly care environments
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Copyright Info: Open Access journal
Depositing User: Sarah Waller
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:33

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