A breath of fresh air

Practical suggestions on improving the design of environments in which people with dementia live are central to two new books by a husband-and-wife team.  Award-winning landscape architect Annie Pollock is author of A Breath of Fresh Air: The importance of air quality in aged care design, while Ricky Pollock has written Acoustics in Aged Care. The books discuss the effect on quality of life of air quality and acoustics and give practical advice on what to do. “In my view, [the books] are essential reading,” said dementia care expert Professor Mary Marshall.  “They are absolutely up-to-date, authoritative and well-illustrated.  These are important and often neglected aspects of design.”  A discussion of the books can be heard on the Dementia Centre’s Dementia Podcast and online copies can be downloaded free or hard copies purchased from the website here.