Tag Archives: Environmental Design

Significant Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Risk of Dementia (BBC News / PLoS One)

Summary A study spanning 35 years by Cardiff University, following 2,235 men from Caerphilly, has found a strong beneficial impact of life-long exercise in reducing the risk of developing dementia. The research team estimates that unhealthy living has accounted for around 10% of the NHS … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Home and Care Home Environments (SCIE Social Care TV)

Summary Two SCIE Social Care TV films explain how simple changes can help to make peoples’ homes, and care homes, more dementia-friendly environments. The dementia environment at home. The dementia environment in a care home. [Brief references to these items … Continue reading

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Dementia Green Care Handbook: Therapeutic Design and Practice (Safehouse / Housing LIN)

Summary This document covers the therapeutic use of gardens, gardening and the general design and therapeutic uses of outdoor spaces for people with dementia. The “Dementia Green Care Handbook” presents insights from Chalfont Design and their partners; including Age Concern Central Lancashire, NHS Central Lancashire … Continue reading

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Hospital Accident and Emergency Departments: Planning and Design (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health report offers guidance on the new build, or redesign, of A&E departments. This comprehensive document reminds clinicians and planners that consideration for patients with dementia and their carers can contribute to their feelings of safety … Continue reading

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Integrated Dementia Care: the Eight Pillars Model of Community Support (Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary Dementia affects the lives of 84,000 people in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland’s “Eight Pillars” model was designed to facilitate the integration of health care interventions with social care interventions in Scotland. This report defines an integrated, comprehensive and evidence-based approach … Continue reading

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Dementia Pledge: Chief Fire Officers Association

Summary By signing up to the Fire and Rescue Services’ Pledge on Dementia the signatories commit to: Raising awareness of dementia amongst staff. Helping families and carers to become aware of the fire risks associated with the care and protection of people with … Continue reading

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Examples of Supportive Design for People with Dementia (King’s Fund)

Summary Twenty six Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) projects have now been completed in 23 NHS acute, community and mental health hospitals in England. The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Programme (2009-2012) involved exploring ways to improve the … Continue reading

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Housing Services and Support for People With Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community, and people with dementia and their carers usually wish to … Continue reading

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Growing Roles of Housing Staff in Facilitating the Diagnosis and Management of Dementia in the Community (Guardian Professional)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Good housing and related services play a vital role in improving the lives of people with dementia. … Continue reading

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