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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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Why Multisensory Rooms Don’t Work

Newsflash:   Multisensory rooms do not effectively provide meaningful cognitive stimulation for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Multisensory experiences do. *** I have been asked to provide recommendations and input for the design of multisensory (Snoezlen) rooms several ...

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Improving Cooperation: A Three Step Experiment

Anxiety and resistance to care in dementia are common issues related to deterioration of the frontal lobe (insight and judgment) and the hippocampus (short term memory).  Caregivers frequently find this lack of cooperation and anxiety more exhausting than the actual  physical ...

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