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Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's Creating Caring Environments

ISBN-10: 0471681180
ISBN-13: 9780471681182
Edition: 2nd 2006
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 392
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

This comprehensive resource focuses on innovations in design solutions for care environments for the aging. It provides material on sustainable design and building products that are environmentally friendly and appropriate for a care environment for the aging and people with Alzheimer's disease.

ELIZABETH C. BRAWLEY, IIDA, AAHID, is President of Design Concepts Unlimited, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in designing living environments for older people and settings for Alzheimer's special care. She is a past member of the national board of directors for the Alzheimer's Association and has gained international recognition as an expert and industry leader in the area of environmental design for aging. She is the author of Designing for Alzheimer's Disease: Strategies for Creating Better Care Environments (Wiley), which was awarded the Joel Polsky Prize by the American Society of Interior Designers in recognition of her outstanding contribution in the area of research in environment and Alzheimer's disease.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Design
Aging in the Twenty-First Century: Aging and Age-Related Changes
Demographics
Global Aging
Aging, Diversity, and Health
Age-Related Changes
Arthritis
Hypertension
Hearing Impairment
Vision Impairment
Depression
Diabetes
Osteoporosis
Stroke
Exercise and Better Nutrition
Alzheimer's Disease
Memory Loss and Normal Aging
What Is Dementia?
What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
The Impact of Alzheimer's Disease
What We Know About Alzheimer's Disease
What Causes Alzheimer's?
Mild Cognitive Impairment
The Changing Face of Alzheimer's
Lifestyle
The Nun Study
Environment as Treatment
Alzheimer's Disease Can Be Treated
Naturally Mapped Physical Environments
Therapeutic Activities and Programming
Habilitation Therapy
Design Professionals Can Have a Great Impact
Good Design for Living-at Any Age
Aging Vision and Health
Light and Vision
Age-Related Eye Disease
Light and Health
Circadian Rhythms
Light Received Through the Eyes
Sunshine Is a Mood Enhancer
Sleep Disruption
Light Absorbed Through the Skin
Pain Relief
Research and the Circadian System
Lighting and Daylighting
Daylighting
Interior Lighting
Strategies for Energy-Efficient Lighting and Daylighting
Lighting Terminology Made Simple
Hearing Loss and Sound Solutions
Strategies for Sound Design
Planning
Acoustic Enhancement
Assistive Listening Devices
Group Listening Systems
Create the Best Possible Environment
Lighting, Light Sensitivity, and Hearing Loss
Mobility, Exercise, and Independence
Falls
Interventions: What Do We Do About It?
Assessment
Color, Finishes, and Fabric
Color
Effective Color Contrast
Color Solutions
Environmental Responsibility and Good Health
Wallcovering
Fabric for Healthcare
Floorcovering
Choosing Floorcovering to Support Quality of Life
How Do You Choose the Right Floorcovering for a Healthcare Environment?
Sustainability and Green Design
The Importance of Certification
Culture Change: Creating Home and Community
What Is Culture Change?
Why Change?
Finding a Way Back Home
Culture Change Makes a Difference
Culture Changing Outcomes
National Models of Culture Change
Hearth and Home: Gathering Spaces
Building Configuration
Life and Design Are Changing
The "Heart of the Home": Living Rooms, Great Rooms, and Dens
Country or Farm Kitchens
Private Spaces: Resident Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Bathing Environments
Resident Bedrooms
Bathrooms
Bathe Suites and Bathing Environments
Social Living Spaces
Staying Socially Connected
Social Activity
Sacred Spaces: Religion and Spirituality
Wayfinding
Innovative Care Models
The Green House
Warm, Smart, and Green
Smarter Care Delivery
Green and Connected
Adult Day Care
What Is Adult Day Care?
The Physical Day Care Setting
The Planetree Model
Ten Elements of Patient-Centered Care
The Planetree Alliance
Hospice: End-of-Life Care
What Is Hospice?
Care and Comfort
How Hospice Works
Alzheimer's End-of-Life Care
Palliative Care-A Better End of Life
Hospice: End-of-Life Care
The Physical Environment for End-of-Life Care
A Celebration of Life
Gardens and Outdoor Spaces
Creating Gardens and Outside Environments
Designing Gardens
The Porch
Here's the Garden-Where Are the People?
Safety and Security
Glare Control
Activity Gets People into the Garden
Simple Pleasures and Sensory Stimulation
Nature's Chirping Chorus
Horticultural Therapy
Accommodating the Need for Privacy
Indoor Atriums and Gardens: Bringing the Outside Environment Inside
The Alzheimer's Memory Gardens
What Does Success Look Like?
What Does Success Look Like and How Will You Know?
First Impressions Count
Hands-on Learning
Teamwork Pays
Evidence-Based Design
Pebble Project Initiative
Post-occupancy Evaluation
Life-Enhancing Environmental Design-We've Come a Long Way
References
Resources
Index

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