This book is one of a series published by the Dementia Services Development Centre to assist providers, architects, commissioners and managers to improve the design of buildings which are used by people with dementia. It describes design principles which will ensure that general hospitals and emergency departments are more comfortable and less stressful for people with dementia.
The book examines the policy context and outlines the particular challenges relating to dementia-friendly design in hospital settings. It then looks at key design features in detail and provides practical advice on changer to décor, fixtures and finishes which will benefit people with dementia. Many of the alternations described can be made at minimal cost or easily incorporated into routine decorating schedules. The information is relevant for new-buildings, as well as refurbishments and alternations to existing hospitals.
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