Dementia garden design: a framework to facilitate Kaplans’ attention restoration theory (A.R.T.) in environments of care

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Show simple item record Burch, Judith Gulliver 2012-04-26T15:06:17Z 2012-04-26T15:06:17Z 2012-04-26
dc.description.abstract This thesis documents an exploratory design process that examines the efficacy of a framework for designing dementia gardens based on: theory, Stephen and Rachel Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (A.R.T.), (Kaplan and Kaplan, 1989) and Roger Ulrich’s Theory of Supportive Gardens (Ulrich, 1999); John Zeisel’s (2007) process for designing dementia gardens; and design details, Claire Cooper Marcus’ Garden Audit Tool (2007) and Moore’s analysis of exemplary dementia gardens (2007). It documents the integration of theory that is not specific to dementia gardens (Kaplans’ A.R.T. and Ulrich’s Theory of Supportive Gardens) with process (Zeisel) and programming elements that are specific to dementia gardens (Cooper Marcus’ Garden Audit Tool Kit and Moore’s exemplary dementia gardens). The framework was developed during an illustrative courtyard design project for a retirement center whose clientele included patients with varying need levels. Throughout the illustrative design project, knowledge of the four A.R.T. characteristics (Being Away, Fascination; Compatibility and Extent) guided design decision-making in an effort to create an engaging environment, where improved health outcomes and restorative person-environment interactions could occur. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Therapeutic gardens en_US
dc.subject Restorative environments en_US
dc.subject Supportive gardens en_US
dc.subject Directed attention fatigue (D.A.T.) en_US
dc.subject Alzheimer’s gardens en_US
dc.subject Retirement community design en_US
dc.title Dementia garden design: a framework to facilitate Kaplans’ attention restoration theory (A.R.T.) in environments of care en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en_US
dc.description.advisor Timothy D. Keane en_US
dc.subject.umi Aging (0493) en_US
dc.subject.umi Health Care Management (0769) en_US
dc.subject.umi Landscape Architecture (0390) en_US 2012 en_US May en_US

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