Knowledge Pieces

Dementia Care Design: Key Principles
Oct 14, 2013

Dementia Care Design: Key Principles

A third of dementia sufferers currently live in care. For an individual with dementia, being placed into care is both stressful and traumatic. With a declining memory, the setting of care needs to directly respond to these emotions. Design plays a big part in creating an atmosphere that is tranquil and familiar. Well designed dementia care settings give […]

Glenside Health Services: Facilitating wellness through design
Aug 5, 2013

Glenside Health Services: Facilitating wellness through design

The city of Brisbane recently hosted the 9th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in July. The international event was attended by researchers and practitioners from more than 40 countries and promoted the exchange of knowledge and research findings. Through a leading-edge scientific programme, the focus was on the development of a ‘salutogenic approach’ […]

Integrating Local Services
Mar 11, 2013

Integrating Local Services

A new paper Integrated Local Services by Andy Black of Durrow and Medical Architecture’s Christopher Shaw which examines how we can make moves to better embrace NHS integrated care. “We are not offering a new way of doing NHS investment – quite the opposite. We are looking at a new way of not doing NHS […]