The number of the elderly with dementia has increased recently in Japan. According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan (2005), in 2002, 1.5 million people have dementia and by 2015, the population with dementia will reach 2.5 million. Institutional care is one of the social resources available for the elderly with dementia. However, some researchers criticize that the institutional care lacks home-like attribute and it might lead to the sudden decline in physical and cognitive functions of the residents. Recently, society has paid more attention to group homes for the elderly with dementia. Some studies report that group home care contributes to the improvement in the quality of life of the elderly with dementia. However, there is lack of sufficient guidelines for group home care. This study explores environmental approaches of effective group homes for older adults with dementia, outlining two examples of group home care.Entrance Many nursing homes lock the door of entrance to prevent the residents with dementia from going outside ... Although barrier-free design is different from Japanese traditional home design, it is needed for the older residents who haveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Group Homes in Japan: Approaches to Dementia Care|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|