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dc.contributor.authorSuznjevic, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-24T21:12:12Z
dc.date.available2014-06-24T21:12:12Z
dc.date.issued2013en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2442
dc.description.abstractThe subject of this thesis is the medical condition of dementia in its relation to the architecture of care facilities. The world’s population is increasing and with this comes an increase in the proportion of elderly people, and in age-related degenerative diseases. The question of how to accommodate the elderly and frail has become increasingly important in all societies. This project examines the nature of the disease and the way in which occupational therapy and treatment theory has influenced the design of dementia facilities. The process of exploration considers ways in which elements of theory can be integrated into design to create an environment that mitigates disorientations in time and place, and that reduces the personal impacts of dementia. The selection of a suitable site has been influenced by the ideas of a type of therapy known as Reality Orientation (RO), and by the importance in current theory of maintaining a relationship between dementia sufferers and their social context. Consequently the architectural focus of the thesis question has been developed to engage with a design programme that proposes the integration of a care facility for dementia patients in an urban location. Proposed site: Mount Eden Valley section of Dominion Road, Auckland, bound by Valley Road, Dominion Road and Carrick Place.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectpeople with senile dementiaen_NZ
dc.subjectpeople with Alzheimer’s diseaseen_NZ
dc.subjectolder peopleen_NZ
dc.subjectaccommodationen_NZ
dc.subjectdementia facilitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectdementia patientsen_NZ
dc.subjectMount Eden Valleyen_NZ
dc.subjectDominion Road (Mount Eden, Auckland)en_NZ
dc.titleFantasy and reality : design for dementiaen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111702 Aged Health Careen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSuznjevic, A. (2013). Fantasy and reality : design for dementia. An unpublished explanatory document submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional). Unitec Institute of Technology.en_NZ
unitec.pages80en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalTurner, David


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