Title

Building Design and the Lived Experience of People with Neurodegenerative Disorders in Western Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine

RAS ID

5541

Comments

This article was originally published as: Karol, E., & Giles, M. (2008). Building design and the lived experience of people with neurodegenerative disorders in Western Australia. Architectural Science Review, 51(3), 223-230. Original article available here

Abstract

People with neurodegenerative disorders (NDD) who live in and want to remain in the community often have to modify their home or move to a new home to accommodate their changing needs. This paper examines the home environment as experienced by people with NDD, in terms of Lawton's theory of environmental gerontology, using data from a 2007 postal survey in Western Australia. The paper concludes that house design is clearly one of the factors involved in enabling people with NDD, and indeed frail people in general, to manage their physical difficulties and remain in their homes.

DOI

10.3763/asre.2008.5127

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.3763/asre.2008.5127