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Environments that enhance dementia care: issues and challenges

Chapter


Abstract


  • In 2009-10 it was estimated that there were more than 84,000 people with

    dementia in residential aged care facilities across Australia (Australian Institute of

    Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2011) and the demand for these places is estimated

    to grow at 4% per annum between now and 2029 (AIHW 2011). This reflects a worldwide phenomenon. The number of people with dementia in the United

    Kingdom (UK), for example, is currently estimated at 700,000 and will double

    within 30 years (Knapp & Prince 2007). The scale of the demand for residential

    facilities for people with dementia, and the evidence of the positive contribution

    that the environment can make to the care of people with dementia, directs

    attention to the need for these facilities to be well designed.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Fleming, R. & Bennett, K. (2014). Environments that enhance dementia care: issues and challenges. In R. Nay, S. Garratt & D. Fetherstonhaugh (Eds.), Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care (pp. 411-431). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1277

Book Title


  • Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care

Start Page


  • 411

End Page


  • 431

Abstract


  • In 2009-10 it was estimated that there were more than 84,000 people with

    dementia in residential aged care facilities across Australia (Australian Institute of

    Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2011) and the demand for these places is estimated

    to grow at 4% per annum between now and 2029 (AIHW 2011). This reflects a worldwide phenomenon. The number of people with dementia in the United

    Kingdom (UK), for example, is currently estimated at 700,000 and will double

    within 30 years (Knapp & Prince 2007). The scale of the demand for residential

    facilities for people with dementia, and the evidence of the positive contribution

    that the environment can make to the care of people with dementia, directs

    attention to the need for these facilities to be well designed.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Fleming, R. & Bennett, K. (2014). Environments that enhance dementia care: issues and challenges. In R. Nay, S. Garratt & D. Fetherstonhaugh (Eds.), Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care (pp. 411-431). Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1277

Book Title


  • Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care

Start Page


  • 411

End Page


  • 431