An analysis tool to match home environmental interventions to the specific needs of people with Dementia

Christine Naumann*, Ulrike Höhmann, Uta Pottgiesser

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: The number of people with dementia will increase tremendously within the next decades. Aim: The aim of the project was to develop an analysis tool that matches home environmental interventions to dementia-related needs. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted to evaluate possible home environmental interventions for community-dwelling people. The analysis tool was developed taking into account current German health care regulations and dementia-specific needs that might be influenced by interventions in the built environment, in particular the domestic environment. Results: The analysis tool is an aid to help with better decision making when planning home improvement measures for people with dementia and shows the spectrum of possible interventions to meet individual needs. Conclusion: The main precondition for the use of this analysis tool is the need to assess the specific situation and the individual abilities of people with dementia. The complexity of the domestic environment can only be illustrated if personal and environmental requirements for the respective intervention are determined. The detailing of these factors will follow in a further study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationDesign to Thrive, PLEA 2017
EditorsLuisa Brotas, Sue Roaf, Fergus Nicol
PublisherNCEUB 2017 - Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings
Pages4693-4700
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780992895754
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20175 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017
Volume3

Conference

Conference33rd International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period2/07/175/07/17

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Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Dementia-related needs
  • Fit
  • Home environmental modification
  • Instrument/analysis tool

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