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Articles Tagged with dementia

Finding the Familiar: Designing Suitable Spaces for Dementia Patients

An interview with Benyamin Schwarz, Professor, Architectural Studies

In the 1960s, schools of architecture started teaching that their discipline wasn’t just about beauty or efficiency or design — it was about people. One of the most important innovations that emerged in that era was the field of environment and behavior studies, which holds that people’s needs dictate architectural design. When Benyamin Schwarz became a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, he chose the field of Environmental Gerontology, and it became his life’s work.

Audio and Video Tagged with dementia

Parc Provence

From an interview with Benyamin Schwarz, Professor, Architectural Studies

Schwarz describes why the world needs better-designed nursing homes, especially for dementia patients. One example of his own work is Parc Provence, a skilled nursing and assisted living facility in the St. Louis area.

Harry's Horror Story

From an interview with Benyamin Schwarz, Professor, Architectural Studies

The story of one man who couldn’t survive the troubles aging and the culture of the United States’ nursing homes.

Designing for the Home

From an interview with Benyamin Schwarz, Professor, Architectural Studies

How architects can design homes that will sustain people as they age.