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Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia

Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia

Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia discusses how to effectively use outside spaces for people with dementia. It not an academic guide to research but a practical book filled with case studies from across the world.

'In many facilities for people with dementia, there is often little or no access to the outdoors and to fresh air. Research shows that there are considerable benefits that come from spending time outdoors and having a good view out from a building. So why is it that people living with dementia often have poor access to outside spaces and the benefits that come from being outside?'

Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia is edited by internationally respected experts Mary Marshall and Annie Pollock. Featuring authors from Japan, USA, Norway, the UK as well as Australia, the book provides a review of evidence-based research supporting the importance of access to outdoor spaces, tips on understanding how to use outdoor spaces appropriately and case studies from around the world describing how to develop and utilise well designed spaces for people with dementia. Designing Outdoor Spaces for People with Dementia is written for:

  • people who own and commission buildings for people with dementia;
  • architects and landscape architects;
  • managers of facilities for people with dementia;
  • medical, nursing and care staff;
  • occupational therapists and physiotherapists;
  • relatives of people with dementia; and
  • people living with dementia.


Also available on Boomerang Books: http://www.boomerangbooks.com.au/Designing-Outdoor-Spaces-for-People-with-Dementia/Annie-Pollock/book_9780987189226.htm

Product details

Softcover: 227 pages
Publisher: HammondCare Media
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 250 x 177 x 16 mm
Shipping Weight: 690 grams



Price

$49.95 (inc GST)

RRP: $49.95