Outdoor wayfinding in dementia
Sheehan, Bart, Burton, Elizabeth J. and Mitchell, Lynne, Dr.. (2006) Outdoor wayfinding in dementia. Dementia, Vol.5 (No.2). pp. 271-281. ISSN 1471-3012Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301206062254
We aimed in this study to investigate (1) outdoor wayfinding performance of people with dementia; and (2) which features of the outdoor built environment are used in wayfinding by people with dementia. We observed 13 older subjects with confirmed dementia and 10 controls on outdoor walks.Two accompanying researchers recorded performance in wayfinding, built environment features and use of these features in wayfinding. Results showed that people with dementia performed worse on wayfinding, even in familiar areas, but that they attended to similar features of the built environment and made equal use of features such as signs in wayfinding. Research that investigates the built environment for people with dementia is feasible and may help guide planning policies likely to enhance independent community living for this group.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Studies
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Dementia, Navigation, Geographical perception|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Dementia|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 271-281|
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