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Evaluating the impact of environmental design on physical activity levels of individuals living with a dementia in residential accommodation

Chapter


Abstract


  • The beneficial effects of physical activity on health care outcomes for aging

    populations, and more specifically for individuals living with a dementia, have

    been well established by international researchers across a range of disciplines

    and care settings. The benefits for individuals living with a dementia

    included improved daily functioning, sleep and mood, and decreased fears,

    disorientation, agitated pacing and restless circuiting (Weuve et a!. 2004;

    Zeisel 2006). Environmental design in residential accommodation was also

    recognised as an important therapeutic source to promote the well-being

    of older people, in particular individuals living with a dementia (Marshall

    1998; Powell et a!. 2000). Environmental design enhanced cognitive and

    physical capacities of individuals living with a dementia (Parker eta!. 2004).

    It is therefore hypothesised that promoting physical activity levels among

    individuals living with a dementia in residential accommodation will improve

    their health care outcomes.

    The focus of this chapter is the findings from (i) observation charts used to

    measure physical activity levels of individuals living with a dementia and (ii)

    audits to evaluate the environmental design of residential accommodation.

    Other findings are reported elsewhere (de Vries, Traynor and Hum pel 20 1 0;

    Traynor and deVries 2009; Traynor, de Vries and Humpel 2009).

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • deVries, L. & Traynor, V. (2012). Evaluating the impact of environmental design on physical activity levels of individuals living with a dementia in residential accommodation. In A. Innes, F. Kelly & L. Mccabe (Eds.), Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice (pp. 204-223). London: Jessica Kingsley. http://www.jkp.com/uk/key-issues-in-evolving-dementia-care.html

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781849052429

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2595

Book Title


  • Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice

Start Page


  • 204

End Page


  • 223

Place Of Publication


  • London

Abstract


  • The beneficial effects of physical activity on health care outcomes for aging

    populations, and more specifically for individuals living with a dementia, have

    been well established by international researchers across a range of disciplines

    and care settings. The benefits for individuals living with a dementia

    included improved daily functioning, sleep and mood, and decreased fears,

    disorientation, agitated pacing and restless circuiting (Weuve et a!. 2004;

    Zeisel 2006). Environmental design in residential accommodation was also

    recognised as an important therapeutic source to promote the well-being

    of older people, in particular individuals living with a dementia (Marshall

    1998; Powell et a!. 2000). Environmental design enhanced cognitive and

    physical capacities of individuals living with a dementia (Parker eta!. 2004).

    It is therefore hypothesised that promoting physical activity levels among

    individuals living with a dementia in residential accommodation will improve

    their health care outcomes.

    The focus of this chapter is the findings from (i) observation charts used to

    measure physical activity levels of individuals living with a dementia and (ii)

    audits to evaluate the environmental design of residential accommodation.

    Other findings are reported elsewhere (de Vries, Traynor and Hum pel 20 1 0;

    Traynor and deVries 2009; Traynor, de Vries and Humpel 2009).

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • deVries, L. & Traynor, V. (2012). Evaluating the impact of environmental design on physical activity levels of individuals living with a dementia in residential accommodation. In A. Innes, F. Kelly & L. Mccabe (Eds.), Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice (pp. 204-223). London: Jessica Kingsley. http://www.jkp.com/uk/key-issues-in-evolving-dementia-care.html

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781849052429

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2595

Book Title


  • Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice

Start Page


  • 204

End Page


  • 223

Place Of Publication


  • London