A narrative literature review examines the potential of soundscape design to create more supportive sonic environments for persons living with dementia in nursing homes. The aim is to reduce BPSD and improve mental wellbeing.
“It is expected that an appropriate application of these ideas to the design of the living environment of nursing homes for people with dementia could reduce the use of pharmaceuticals and improve the working conditions for the staff in addition to improving the well-being of the residents”.
Devos, P. Aletta, F. [and] Thomas, P. [et al] (2019). Designing supportive soundscapes for nursing home residents with dementia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019 Dec 4; Vol.16(24), E4904.