Journal of Brain and Neurology

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How can architecture foster improvement of emotion-oriented care for people with Alzheimer’s in the semi-public space of a 24/7 care environment?

6th International Conference on Neurology and Neuroscience
June 11-13, 2018 | London, UK

Henri A Snel

Alzheimer-Architecture, Netherlands

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : J Brain Neurol


What role does (interior) architecture play in reducing inactivity and promoting the social and emotional functioning of residents with dementia in nursing homes? In the semi-public spaces (restaurants, shared living areas and corridor spaces) of nursing homes numerous sensory activating ‘incentive places’ have been set up. Whether these architectural interventions have the desired effect is the question. I want to investigate this. In addition, I want to investigate whether it can be improved by analyzing existing experiences and contrasting them with the effects of new architectural interventions developed by me on the basis of literature, experimental, field and design research. I want to share both the research and the results with students, (care) professionals and (interior) architects



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