Lost in space : architecture and dementia by Feddersen, Eckhard; Lüdtke, Insa

By Feddersen, Eckhard; Lüdtke, Insa

How will we offer solid spatial orientation for individuals with dementia?This query is addressed commonly in a range essays and tasks that still carve out particular requisites for varied disciplines. The booklet is an invaluable advisor to all disciplines excited about layout and making plans but in addition to family and friends memebers.


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4 M. de Certeau, op. , p. 110. 9 Ibid. p. 57. 5 Cf. R. Hard, The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology. London 2004, p. 310. 6 Ibid. p. 311. 10 M. Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception, translation C. Smith. London 1962, p. 295. The playful appropriation of space. Avi Kaiser, Sergio Antonino: “Carré 18” choreography, Kaiser-Antonino Dance Ensemble, The Roof Duisburg, Germany, 2012 51 54 dementia as a cultural challenge Andreas Kruse 62 dementia – forms, research and prognoses Bente Heinig, Markus Zens and Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen 66 dementia – an illness with many repercussions Interdependencies between the family, care services, caregivers and residents Michael Schmieder 70 alzheimer’s – fate or challenge?

6. An age-friendly culture strives to break down social inequalities among old people and to ensure that every person – regardless of education, income or social class – receives the medical and nursing care that is necessary in their respective life situation. 4. An age-friendly culture responds to men and women who are visibly frail or vulnerable with respect and sensitivity. It creates social spaces that promote independence and accountability and ensure the ability to participate. Examples include opportunities to interact in the local neighbourhood, a range of needs-oriented services for particular social groups and 7.

Michal Rovner: “Current”, still from video installation in the mixing works of the Kokerei Zollverein. Essen, Germany, Ruhrtriennale 2012 49 rience of being a stranger in an environment that presents challenges which exceed the powers of one’s own memory. In his memoir of his father, “The Old King in His Exile” (2011), the Austrian writer Arno Geiger describes how simple everyday activities and routines successively turn into irresolvable problems for his father who has Alzheimer’s, with the result that the familiarity of his own home gradually gives way to a feeling of permanent alienation.

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