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WILLATT, Jenny. EL DISEÑO COMO TERAPIA: FACILITANDO LA VIDA DE LAS PERSONAS CON LA ENFERMEDAD DE ALZHEIMER A TRAVÉS DEL DISEÑO AMBIENTAL. AUS (Valdivia), 2011, no.9, p.4-9. ISSN 0718-7262.
The aim of this research was to combine research methods with the architectural design process in order to put forward a current and relevant proposal for a supportive environment for people with Alzheimer's disease, their family and carers. A review of the literature identified the environmental design features considered most relevant to the topic. Visits to and analysis of three 'exemplary' London-based dementia facilities revealed further design issues first-hand, whilst testing how successfully the features identified in the literature review are integrated into these designs. User preferences were identified through first-hand conversations with patients' relatives and nursing staff and by consulting conversation threads in Alzheimer's forums.
Palabras Clave: alzheimer's; dementia; design; environment.
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