Design

Acoustics in Aged Care by Richard Pollock

Acoustics in Aged Care by Richard Pollock

The impact of noise on older people and people living with dementia is easily overlooked, but the acoustic environment can profoundly affect our quality of life and wellbeing. Acoustics in Aged Care is a practical guide to sound, noise and hearing that will help the reader understand the problem of acoustic intrusions.

Written for anyone planning, designing, building homes or caring for older people, Acoustics in Aged Care is an important resource with practical strategies that can be taken to reduce intrusive noise at home or in the care environment.

A Breath of Fresh Air by Annie Pollock

A Breath of Fresh Air by Annie Pollock

Air pollution is a global problem that has far-reaching effects for millions of people every year. A Breath of Fresh Air is an important guide to the issue, and the impact of older people and people living with dementia who are more vulnerable to poor air quality.

This book will help building professionals, aged care providers, carers and families understand the issues of indoor and outdoor air pollution, with useful strategies for improving air quality for older people and practical real-world examples.

Design for Dementia

Design for Dementia

Edited by Stephen Judd, Mary Marshall and Peter Phippen 

Designing buildings for people with dementia is both an art and a science. Written in 1998, this seminal work features 20 case studies demonstrating both principles. Professionals who are committed to improving the built environment for people with dementia will find this a useful resource.

Talking Murals

Talking Murals

A new book from Professor Mary Marshall OBE, Talking Muralsexplores the potential impact of murals inside spaces where people with dementia live, or may visit. 

 

If you would like to purchase a hardcopy of this paperback book for $7.99 please click here.

The Room Outside ($32.95)

The Room Outside ($32.95)

 

The room outside is the long-awaited new book from Annie Pollock who with Colm Cunningham advocates strongly for well-designed gardens and outdoor spaces with ease of access to enhance the lives of older people and people with dementia.

Is this OUTSIDE public space dementia-inclusive? A checklist for use by dementia groups

Is this OUTSIDE public space dementia-inclusive? A checklist for use by dementia groups

Has your dementia group been invited to walk round and comment on an outside public space? For example, a shopping centre, park, station or the approach to a public building.