Designing Supportive Soundscapes for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Feb 19, 2021 - 8:37pm CST

Resource Type: 
Journal Article

This article explores opportunities to impact mood in individuals with dementia, such as feeling of safety, with specific sound stimuli. The influence of voice and music are discussed along with considerations around altered auditory cognition due to dementia. A framework for a soundscape design using acoustic stimuli for influencing changes in mood, feelings of safety, and responses is proposed nursing homes.

Author(s): 
Paul Devos
Francesco Aletta
Pieter Thomas
Mirko Petrovic
Tara Vander Mynsbrugge
Dominique Van de Velde
Patricia De Vriendt
Dick Botteldooren
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