Designing environment for aging and dementia community at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Cheras, Selangor/ Wan Syamimi Md Asri

Md Asri, Wan Syamimi (2019) Designing environment for aging and dementia community at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Cheras, Selangor/ Wan Syamimi Md Asri. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Kampus Puncak Alam).


A forecast by the Statistic Department has revealed that Malaysia will be an ageing nation by 2035 with 5.6 million of aged 60 and above (Daim, 2016). Ageing is known reasonably among us as part of the human life cycle, even come with the possibility of various diseases to be encountered such as dementia or Alzheimer's. Thus, in tandem with various related issues, the government began to take initiatives to curb this by setting up several institutions. Yet, they might forget about what kinds of the environment are needs by those who ageing. Therefore, this study focus on designing the outdoor environment for elderly and dementia community by mindful design approach which applying incorporates therapeutic landscape principles towards wellbeing at Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheras. To achieve this goal, the psychosocial difficulties that resulted from dementia I Alzheimer's and how therapeutic landscape elements could encourage the healing progress have been studied and identified thoroughly. Then, the issues and potential of the existing outdoor environment at Rumah Seri Kenangan has been analyzed and the best therapeutic landscape approach and elements that could be incorporated been determined. Lastly, the best design strategies towards providing an outdoor healing environment and improving psychosocial wellbeing elderly I Dementia community has been proposed based on the concept of Neurosenses.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Md Asri, Wan Syamimi
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Syed Othman, Sharifah Khalizah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social interaction
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Landscape gardening. Landscape architecture
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Landscape architecture
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons)
Keywords: Ageing, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Therapeutic Landscape, Horticulture Therapy
Date: 2019
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