Emerging trends in environments for people with dementia

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Using multiple methods, the authors conducted a review and analysis of 20 contemporary environmentsfor people with dementia This article briefly reviews some of the major trends and developments in these facilities, as they relate to therapeutic principles ofdesign. A design application-the Helen Bader Center; Milwaukee, Wisconsin-is presented as an example of an environment that integrates many of these goal-driven, research-based principles.

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