A Comprehensive Approach to Dementia

A Comprehensive Approach to Dementia

Hearthstone Alzheimer care healing gardenIn a recent article in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, John Zeisel (LF '71) and his coauthors advocate a new term, “ecopsychosocial,’’ for the full range of nonpharmacological approaches that improve functioning and reduce the negative consequences of dementia for the individual, family, and society. Design interventions for residential and community settings are an important part of the picture. The paper’s title says it all: “Ecopsychosocial Interventions
in Cognitive Decline and Dementia:
A New Terminology and a New Paradigm.”

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