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dc.contributor.authorCaniano, Gina Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:30Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:30Z
dc.date.issued2006-05-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05182006-175357en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32956
dc.description.abstractThere is an evident gap in the research regarding the environmental needs of older adults with Alzheimerâ s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and the design of therapeutic outdoor spaces for these persons. With the rapid growth of the aging population, appropriate outdoor spaces will become essential to improved quality of life for older adults with ADRD. This study explores nonpharmacological treatment approaches for persons with ADRD that can be facilitated in the outdoor environment. The study presents an examination of the literature, including theoretical frameworks and treatment approaches, interviews with professionals in the fields of landscape architecture and gerontology, and an assessment of case studies. Design guidelines identify the necessary landscape elements that can be incorporated in outdoor environments to reduce maladaptive behaviors and improve positive affect and the overall quality of life for persons with dementia. This study concludes with an example of a prototypical wander garden design that responds to the design guidelines and addresses the physical and mental capabilities of persons with ADRD.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter8.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartTableofContents.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter3.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter1.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter2.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter4.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter5.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter6.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartChapter7.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartTitlePageandAbstract.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartReferencesandAppendixes.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectDementiaen_US
dc.subjectAlzheimerâ s Diseaseen_US
dc.subjectTheory of Environmental Pressen_US
dc.subjectHorticulture Therapyen_US
dc.subjectEmotion-Oriented Approachesen_US
dc.titleAn Integrative Approach to Therapeutic Outdoor Spaces in Dementia-Care Unitsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJacobson, Wendy R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJarrott, Shannon E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMiller, Patrick A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05182006-175357/en_US
dc.date.sdate2006-05-18en_US
dc.date.rdate2006-07-26
dc.date.adate2006-07-26en_US


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