Patterns of behavior in Alzheimer units : examining the role of the physical environment interface
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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among the physical environment and behaviors within individuals with Alzheimer’s in a Special Care Unit (SCU). The SCU was located in a skilled nursing facility in Fort Collins, CO providing care for individuals with mid to late stage dementia, including individuals with Alzheimer’s. Of interest in this research study was the impact of this relationship to influence positive, and negative, behaviors contributing to positive quality of life, or positive behaviors supported by one’s physical surroundings creating a living environment ...