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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Design of residential environments for people with dementia and sight loss: a structured literature review
Authors: Bowes, Alison
Dawson, Alison
Greasley-Adams, Corinne
McCabe, Louise
Contact Email: a.m.bowes@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Design
dementia
Alzheimer’s
sight loss
literature review
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Bowes A, Dawson A, Greasley-Adams C & McCabe L (2016) Design of residential environments for people with dementia and sight loss: a structured literature review, British Journal of Visual Impairment, 34 (3), pp. 225-237.
Abstract: A structured literature review concerning the design of living environments for people with dementia and sight loss was conducted. Following systematic searching, thirty three items were included and quality assessed. Findings are described covering colour and contrast, lighting, fixtures and fittings, entrances and exits, gardens and outdoors. The discussion highlights the poor quality of evidence, combined nevertheless with useful suggestions for design; the tendency for literature to be fragmented; and the need for improvements in terms of study focus, study quality and an emphasis on independence and individual needs. The review was subsequently used to inform the development of design guidelines.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23179
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0264619616653991
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. To be published in British Journal of Visual Impairment by SAGE. The formal published version will be found at: http://jvi.sagepub.com/
Affiliation: Dementia Studies
Applied Social Science
Dementia Studies
Dementia Studies

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