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The effect of design of residential homes in creating dependency among confused elderly residents
 — a study of elderly demented residents and their ability to find their way around homes for the elderly
Author(s)Ann Netten
Journal titleInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 4, no 3, May-June 1989
Pagespp 143 - 153
KeywordsDementia ; Architectural design [care homes].
AnnotationA study of 13 homes for elderly people examining the effect of the environment on demented residents looked into the complexity of the design from the residents' point of view. Two principal tools were used in this investigation: route diagrams, which describe a resident's use of the home, and a measure devised to indicate each resident's ability to find her way around the home. These are described and the relationship between them explored. From this tentative conclusions are drawn. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-891011005
ClassmarkEA: KW:YB3

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