Dementia-specific lived environment and life quality model: environmental interventions and roles of expert practitioners, The
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative dementias (ADRD) are particularly vulnerable to their environments due to diminished abilities to correctly process, organize, and integrate sensory information, leading to potential behavioral problems and functional deficits (Cohen-Mansfield, 2004; Kitwood, 1997). For individuals living in long-term care facilities, qualities of the physical and social environment can have an immediate and compounding effect on the quality of life of residents. Yet, to date there is little research on current best occupational therapy practices ...
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