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Designing for Dementia: The Enablement Model

Designing spaces and products for people with dementia has traditionally focused on impairment.  Protecting residents from injury was long hailed as the gold standard in dementia care.  Unfortunately, this disabilities-based approach did little to foster healthy interaction with the environment. ...

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Stress-point Learning

Imagine for a minute that you are listening to a speaker give a fairly interesting lecture on a topic… and your mind starts to wander.  You are still aware that the speaker is talking, yet you are also thinking about ...

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5 Tips for Managing Anxiety in Dementia

    Elsa lives in an assisted living facility.  She is calm and happy in the morning, but gets anxious later in the day. In the late afternoon, Elsa paces the halls, mumbling to herself and wringing her hands.  She ...

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