Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's

Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's : Creating Caring Environments

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As our understanding of aging and Alzheimer's, and the cultural changes related to these phenomena, grows so do the implications for interior design. Focus on recent innovations in care environments for the aging with a resource dedicated to this topic. This comprehensive book features: * Coverage of the emerging building types of adult day care and hospice and the increased use of gardens and outdoor space in environments for the aging. * Material on sustainable design and environmentally friendly building products. * Design solutions that extend beyond assisted-living facilities and nursing homes as they can be easily adapted for residential use. * Photographs, line drawings, and a 16-page color insert that bring the material to life. Order your copy of this book today.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 200 x 262 x 25mm | 966g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0471681180
  • 9780471681182
  • 1,846,486

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"Betsy Brawley's book is full of new insights, research outcomes, and design models. A must-read for anyone dealing with the impact of environment on older people--it belongs in every designer's bookcase."
--Victor Regnier, FAIA Professor of Architecture and Gerontology University of Southern California author of Design for Assisted Living (Wiley)

"Betsy Brawley offers practical, cost-conscious yet aesthetic alternatives to the toughest issues in design for residential and group activity environments. Families, architects, design professionals, and health care professionals have much to learn from her inspired multidimensional approaches."
--Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, LCSW

Education Director Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Duke University Medical Center

We have learned much in the past decade about designing supportive care environments for aging. Design Innovations for Aging and Alzheimer's is a detailed guide for a broad range of design issues essential to maintaining independence and functional abilities, maximizing mobility, staying socially connected, and encouraging good health. It features:

More than 200 photographs, plus a full-color insert The latest information on sustainable design and environmentally friendly building products Practical design solutions that are easily adapted for residential use In-depth strategies for lighting, daylighting, color, fabrics, floor covering, acoustics, wayfinding, furnishings, new technologies, and more Extensive information on how cultural changes are humanizing long-term care as well as adult day care, Planetree, the Green House Project, and hospice care Specific design suggestions for designing therapeutic gardens and outside environments for maximum pleasure and use
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Table of contents

PREFACE. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. SECTION I: Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Design. Chapter 1. Aging in the Twenty-First Century: Aging and Age-Related Changes. Chapter 2. Alzheimer's Disease. Chapter 3. Environment as Treatment. SECTION II: Good Design for Living-at Any Age. Chapter 4. Aging Vision and Health. Chapter 5. Lighting and Daylighting. Chapter 6. Hearing Loss and Sound Solutions. Chapter 7. Mobility, Exercise, and Independence. Chapter 8. Color, Finishes, and Fabric. Chapter 9. Floorcovering. Chapter 10. Sustainability and Green Design. SECTION III: Culture Change: Creating Home and Community. Chapter 11. What Is Culture Change? Chapter 12. Hearth and Home: Gathering Spaces. Chapter 13. Private Spaces: Resident Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Bathing Environments. Chapter 14. Social Living Spaces. SECTION IV: Innovative Care Models. Chapter 15. The Green House. Chapter 16. Adult Day Care. Chapter 17. The Planetree Model. SECTION V: Gardens and Outdoor Spaces. Chapter 19. Creating Gardens and Outside Environments. SECTION VI: What Does Success Look Like? Chapter 20. What Does Success Look Like and How Will You Know? REFERENCES. RESOURCES. INDEX.
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About Elizabeth C. Brawley

ELIZABETH C. BRAWLEY, IIDA, AAHID, is President of Design Concepts Unlimited, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in designing living environments for older people and settings for Alzheimer's special care. She is a past member of the national board of directors for the Alzheimer's Association and has gained international recognition as an expert and industry leader in the area of environmental design for aging. She is the author of Designing for Alzheimer's Disease: Strategies for Creating Better Care Environments (Wiley), which was awarded the Joel Polsky Prize by the American Society of Interior Designers in recognition of her outstanding contribution in the area of research in environment and Alzheimer's disease.
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