The inspiration of reminiscence and the nursing home

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dc.contributor.advisor Mendelsohn, Stanley B.
dc.contributor.author Call, Randall A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:46Z
dc.date.created 1988 en_US
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1988 .C35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/184211
dc.description.abstract The nursing home is an institution that fulfills a need in our culture. There may be alternatives to the nursing home in some situations, but not all. Steps can be taken, however, to deinstitutionalize and improve the environment of the nursing home. The problem with institutionalization is that it cuts one off from his roots, places one in a foreign setting, and in essence ends one’s life. Therefore, the goal is to allow and encourage one to continue one’s life and grow even if one is by necessity placed in a nursing home.One of the issues I am focusing on is memory or the inspiration of reminiscence. Reminiscence is valuable to the elderly, because it reduces stress and helps them cope with the decline of physical attributes and mental abilities. It can also make the transition to a new environment much smoother. Reminiscence can be inspired through sensory perceptions of the environment. It may also be achieved by promoting interaction of the residents with a greater community.For my test of my hypothoses and my continued explorations I have chosen a site in Yorktown, In. The site offers advantages of proximity to an established community, to an elementary, middle, and high school, and Buck Creek, the White River, and many trees.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 44 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title The inspiration of reminiscence and the nursing home en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1262501 en_US


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