Design Resource Centre

The Design Resource Centre provides access to selected resources for those interested in creating the best possible environment for people with dementia

The information has been organised into sections with hyperlinks directly to the resources you need. They include the best in the world whether this is available from DSDC or elsewhere.

Top 10 Books

  • Anderzhon, J.W. et al. (2102) Design for aging : international case studies of building and program. (Wiley series in healthcare and senior living design) Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons
  • Brawley, E.C. (2005) Design innovations for aging and Alzheimer’s. New York: Wiley.
  • Calkins, M. (2001) Creating successful dementia care settings. Baltimore: Health Professions Press.
  • Cohen, U. and Weisman, G.D. (1991) Holding on to home: designing environments for people with dementia. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Fleming, R., Forbes, J. et al (2003) Adapting the ward for people with dementia. Sydney: NSW Department of Health.
  • Judd, S., Marshall, M. and Phippen, P. (1998) Design for dementia, London: Journal of Dementia Care, 1998.
  • Topo, P. and Ostlund, B. eds. (2009) Dementia, design and technology : time to get involved.Washington, DC : IOS Press.
  • Goldsmith, S. (2000) Universal design: a manual of practical guidance for architects. Oxford: Architectural Press.
  • Burton, E. and Mitchell, L. (2006) Inclusive urban design: streets for life. Oxford: Architectural Press.
  • Fisk, A.D. et al. (2009) Designing for older adults : principles and creative human factors approaches. 2nd ed. Boca Raton : CRC Press

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Top 10 Articles

  • Brawley, E.C. (2001) Environmental design for Alzheimer’s disease: a quality of life issue. Aging & Mental Health 5(2 supp. 1), 79-83.
  • Day, D., Carreon, D. and Stump, C. (2000) The therapeutic design of environments for people with dementia: a review of the empirical research. Gerontologist 40(4), 397-416.
  • Fleming, R. and Purandare, N. (2010) Long-term care for people with dementia: environmental design guidelines. International Psychogeriatrics 22(7), 1084-1096.
  • Forbes, D. et al. (2004) Light therapy for managing sleep, behaviour and mood disturbances in dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2).
  • Marshall, M. and Delaney, J (2102) Dementia-friendly design guidance for hospital wards. Journal of Dementia Care 20(4), July/August 2012, 26-28
  • Pollock, A. and Fuggle., L. (2013) Designing for dementia : creating a therapeutic environment. Nursing & Residential Care 15(6) 438-442
  • Schwarz, B. et al (2004) Effect of design interventions on a dementia care setting. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias 19(3), 172-176.
  • Torrington, J. (2006) What has architecture got to do with dementia care? Explorations of the relationship between quality of life and building design in two EQUAL projects. Quality in Aging 7(1), 34.
  • Van Someren, E.J. et al (1997) Indirect bright light improves circadian rest-activity rhythm disturbances in demented patients Biological Psychiatry  41(9), 955-963.
  • Zeisel, J. Silverstein, N.M. et al (2003) Environmental correlates to behaviour health outcomes in Alzheimer’s special care units. Gerontologist 43(5), 697.

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