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Sensory ______________ Gardens

“Sensory Gardens” across America are missing the mark. While there is a visible attempt to bring natural elements into accessible spaces for older adults and those with dementia, something is lacking from the user experience. Interactions with the natural environment should ...

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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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