by Romano Del Nord (Editor)

Developed by a team of researchers of the TESIS interuniversity research centre (Faculty of Architecture of Florence) the aim of this book is to give operational support for designing facilities for Alzheimer patients.
The content of the book is enhanced by an analytical approach including case-studies of several Alzheimer units - both in Italy and in other countries.
The design guidelines - the operational tool developed - are structured in the form of data sheets; each sheet contains design criteria with an extensive explanation and a graphic exemplification of a design solution matching the criteria.
Written primarily for architects and designers, the book is also a useful tool for administrators of facilities for Alzheimer patients.

Book details:
Paperback: 227 pages; in colour illustrations
Dimensions (in cm): 19,5X27
Publisher: Alinea (Florence, Italy); 1st edition (January 2004)
ISBN: 88-8125-771-8

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Book index:
Chapter 1: The effects of Alzheimer's Disease, p. 13; Chapter 2: Alzheimer patients and the built environment, p. 25; Chapter 3: Fact-finding survey of buildings for Alzheimer's disease patients, p. 51; Chapter 4: Research insights, p. 129; Chapter 5: The system of needs and functional requirements, p. 135; Chapter 6: The layout, p. 153; Chapter 7: Design Guidelines, p. 167; Chapter 8: Test design research project for the Narnali Alzheimer Unit (Prato - Italy), p. 209; Bibliography, p. 225