Dementia and the Environment

  • State the different types and prevalence rates of dementia.
  • State the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia
  • Describe the risk factors for the most common causes of dementia
  • State common sign and symptoms
  • Describe how changes to the brain effect the way an individual navigates an environment
  • Describe how to adapt the environment to minimise difficulties related to sensory impairment
  • Explain how good design promotes self-identity and self esteem
  • State the factors associated to design that can support orientation
  • Identify the tools that can be used to audit the dementia environment
  • Describe changes that can be made to minimise the risk of falls
  • State the Kings Fund Design Principles and consider how this applies to own setting
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