Contemporary Environments for People with Dementia

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In the acclaimed Holding On to Home, Uriel Cohen and Gerald Weisman explored the relationship between the physical environment and people with dementia, setting forth a program of practical design principles linked to specific therapeutic goals. Now, in Contemporary Environments for People with Dementia, Uriel Cohen and Kristen Day extend that design guidance and offer information on currently existing facilities to illustrate the application of those principles.

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Overview

In the acclaimed Holding On to Home, Uriel Cohen and Gerald Weisman explored the relationship between the physical environment and people with dementia, setting forth a program of practical design principles linked to specific therapeutic goals. Now, in Contemporary Environments for People with Dementia, Uriel Cohen and Kristen Day extend that design guidance and offer information on currently existing facilities to illustrate the application of those principles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801844898
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Publications in Architecture & Urban Pla
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Uriel Cohen is professor of architecture and director of the Institute on Aging and Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Kristen Day has been active in research on the development of environments for people with dementia and is co-author of numerous articles and book chapters on the subject.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
People with Dementia 5
Linking Dementia and Environmental Design 6
Guidelines for Planning and Design 8
The Role of Case Studies in the Design Process 20
Methodology 22
2 Case Studies 25
Primary Case Studies
Alois Alzheimer Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 29
Alzheimer's Care Center, Gardiner, Maine 41
Alzheimer's Disease Residential Center, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California 55
Corinne Dolan Alzheimer Center at Heather Hill, Chardon, Ohio 65
Friendship House, Cedar Lake Home Campus, West Bend, Wisconsin 75
Minna Murra Lodge, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia 85
New Perspective Group Home #4, Mequon, Wisconsin 95
Pathways Project, Miami, Florida 105
Saint Ann Day Care Center, St. Francis, Wisconsin 113
Therapeutic Garden, Sunset Haven Home for the Aged, Welland, Ontario, Canada 121
Weiss Institute, Philadelphia Geriatric Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 129
Woodside Place, Oakmont, Pennsylvania 137
Case Studies in Brief
Alexian Village of Milwaukee, Wisconsin 145
Cedar Acres Adult Day Center, Janesville, Wisconsin 149
Elderkare, Beloit, Wisconsin 153
Hale Kako'O, Honolulu, Hawaii 157
Helen Bader Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 161
John Douglas French Center, Los Alamitos, California 165
Nameste Alzheimer Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado 169
Stonefield Home, Middleton, Wisconsin 173
3 Critical Issues and Concepts 177
Aging in Place 179
Toward the Deinstitutionalization of Care Environments 183
Cost Issues 188
Staffing Issues 192
The Right Location: Urban versus Rural Settings 196
Activity Areas 198
The Appropriate Level of Sensory Stimulation 205
The Residential Component 209
Staying Dry 212
Family Visiting and Participation 214
Outdoor Environments 218
References 221
Index 225
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