Kunst & de mens in dementie: Designing Environment

Anke Coumans, Ingrid Schuffelers, Louis Polstra (Translator)

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Abstract

The research project Designing Environment conducts research into how a different mind-set can be brought about concerning people with dementia, by intervening in care processes, and from the perspective of the participating observer. The objective is to create an environment for people with dementia, together with those involved in their care, which is adaptable and where not care is the main focus, but consideration. The interventions that will be introduced come from the world of the arts and many have already been tested in various care environments. Mapping, different kinds of conversations, making portraits and taking pictures are examples of possible interventions. The interventions are chosen on the basis of participating observation. The project is innovative in its approach of the environment of the person with dementia. It will yield knowledge for personalised consideration and care of those involved, and it will give the designer in this setting an entirely new role.
Original languageDutch
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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