Theory And Practice: The Response Of People With Neurodegenerative Disorders To Home Design In Western Australia
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics
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 different home to accommodate their changing needs. This paper examines one aspect of the home environment as experienced by people with NDD, in terms of Lawton’s  model of environmental gerontology, using data from a 2007 postal survey in Western Australia. The paper concludes that, for people with declining mobility, house design is clearly an important factor involved in enabling people with NDD, and indeed frail people in general, to manage their physical difficulties and remain in their homes.