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Title: Sensory enrichment through textiles for people living with dementia
Authors: Jakob, A
Collier, L
Keywords: dementia care;well-being;interdisciplinary;sensory
Issue Date: 2017
Citation:, 2017
Abstract: The paper discusses the role of textiles in facilitating sensory enriched environments and meaningful activities for people living with dementia. It is based on recent interdisciplinary research, a collaboration between design and healthcare, investigating the provision of multi-sensory experience for people with dementia living in care-homes, particularly the quality and design of Multi-Sensory Environments (MSEs). Results from an ethnographic study conducted in 16 UK care-homes revealed that set-up and design of existing MSEs were often not appropriate and suitable for older people, and facilitation of multi-sensory activities by staff was poor. The absence of textiles and its appropriate use was noticeable, although the multi-sensory qualities intrinsic to textiles offer many benefits. Based on these findings, design criteria improving usability and accessibility for older people with dementia were established and user-centred design recommendations developed, including the use of textiles as an essential aspect
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