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Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's: Creating Caring Environments / Edition 1
     

Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's: Creating Caring Environments / Edition 1

by Elizabeth C. Brawley
 

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ISBN-10: 0471681180

ISBN-13: 9780471681182

Pub. Date: 12/07/2005

Publisher: Wiley

As our understanding of aging and Alzheimer's, and the cultural changes related to these phenomena, grows so do the implications for interior design. Focus on recent innovations in care environments for the aging with a resource dedicated to this topic. This comprehensive book features:

  • Coverage of the emerging building types of adult day care and

Overview

As our understanding of aging and Alzheimer's, and the cultural changes related to these phenomena, grows so do the implications for interior design. Focus on recent innovations in care environments for the aging with a resource dedicated to this topic. This comprehensive book features:

  • Coverage of the emerging building types of adult day care and hospice and the increased use of gardens and outdoor space in environments for the aging.
  • Material on sustainable design and environmentally friendly building products.
  • Design solutions that extend beyond assisted-living facilities and nursing homes as they can be easily adapted for residential use.
  • Photographs, line drawings, and a 16-page color insert that bring the material to life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471681182
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/07/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

SECTION I: Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease: Implications for Design.

Chapter 1. Aging in the Twenty-First Century: Aging and Age-Related Changes.

Chapter 2. Alzheimer’s Disease.

Chapter 3. Environment as Treatment.

SECTION II: Good Design for Living—at Any Age.

Chapter 4. Aging Vision and Health.

Chapter 5. Lighting and Daylighting.

Chapter 6. Hearing Loss and Sound Solutions.

Chapter 7. Mobility, Exercise, and Independence.

Chapter 8. Color, Finishes, and Fabric.

Chapter 9. Floorcovering.

Chapter 10. Sustainability and Green Design.

SECTION III: Culture Change: Creating Home and Community.

Chapter 11. What Is Culture Change?

Chapter 12. Hearth and Home: Gathering Spaces.

Chapter 13. Private Spaces: Resident Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Bathing Environments.

Chapter 14. Social Living Spaces.

SECTION IV: Innovative Care Models.

Chapter 15. The Green House.

Chapter 16. Adult Day Care.

Chapter 17. The Planetree Model.

SECTION V: Gardens and Outdoor Spaces.

Chapter 19. Creating Gardens and Outside Environments.

SECTION VI: What Does Success Look Like?

Chapter 20. What Does Success Look Like and How Will You Know?

REFERENCES.

RESOURCES.

INDEX.

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