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Designing Mental Health Units for Older People
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DESIGNING MENTAL HEALTH UNITS FOR OLDER PEOPLE

PAPERBACK BY UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, DEMENTIA SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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ISBN
9781908063151
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DSDC
 
 
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UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, DEMENTIA SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
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PAPERBACK
PAGES
32 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 APR 2014

DESCRIPTION

Dementia-friendly design is now seen as one of a set of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia. Therefore, any setting for people with dementia should be dementia-friendly to optimise the treatment outcomes from all interventions, especially other non-pharmacological interventions such as activity and exercise. There is an increasing amount of research evidence about the positive impact of dementia-friendly design features. Much of the research and guidance literature relates to care homes (nursing, residential, assisted living) and relatively little to hospital wards but there is no reason to think that design features have a different degree of importance depending on their setting. This guide intends to redress this balance by focusing on the complex combination of physical, sensory, cognitive and perceptual impairments experienced by many people with dementia who find themselves in mental health units for older people. Please note that the language used in DSDC publications is correct at the time of print; recommendations for dementia friendly language is updated on a regular basis and therefore from time to time some language in DSDC publications may be out of date. If you would like to read more about dementia friendly language, you can read the DSDC blog at dementia.stir.ac.uk called If you don't have anything nice to say.