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Architectural Decisions Can Impact Dementia Patients
June 13, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Getting lost can be especially dangerous for dementia patients. A possible solution for this problem lies in the designs of the buildings they live in, according to an article on the Upworthy website.
Woodside Place, an assisted-living community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was specifically built and decorated to accommodate the natural wandering tendencies of people living with dementia.
Design decisions — like the use of color — help reinforce and strengthen the residents' spatial memory.
By making the space more colorful, Woodside provides a quick intuitive reminder for residents to identify where they are.
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This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.