SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
New book: Designing Mental Health Units for People with Dementia

Dementia-friendly design is recognised as a powerful therapeutic intervention for people with dementia. Most of the information available relates to domestic or care home settings, but now the award-winning Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, Scotland has produced guidance to support people with dementia who receive care in mental health units.

The DSDC’s new book, Designing mental health units for people with dementia: features to assist patients with dementia and delirium (£20), shows how to create the optimum environment.

Part of the DSDC’s Dementia Design series, it demonstrates how, for minimum cost, mental health units can be easily adapted to accommodate the complex combination of physical, sensory, cognitive and perceptual impairments experienced by many people with dementia. The guidance, written by Emeritus Professor Mary Marshall of the University of Stirling, is based on evidence, experience, and a real understanding of dementia.

IN BRIEF
Thursday 08 May 2014
Calatrava-designed IST building at Florida Polytechnic University named Southeast Building of the Year by Engineering News Record
Fri 31 Oct 2014
Architecture IO presents first conference: ‘Rethinking how people move in cities’ at the Museum of London
Fri 31 Oct 2014
Haworth Tompkins-designed Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK, enters final restoration and redevelopment phase
Thu 30 Oct 2014
UK Architects remain confident on future workloads – RIBA
Thu 30 Oct 2014
Eurasian Prize 2015 now open for entries
Thu 30 Oct 2014
Tall Storeys - Retrospective on Hong Kong Architecture
Wed 29 Oct 2014
Pritzker Architecture Prize welcomes Benedetta Tagliabue to the Jury
Wed 29 Oct 2014
JLL, ISG and John Robertson architects complete London’s 450,000 sq ft Aldwych Quarter Scheme
Wed 29 Oct 2014