SOURCE: Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

September 25, 2014 10:42 ET

New Infographic Highlights Optimal Living Spaces for People With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) and Perkins Eastman today released an infographic that highlights their joint report, "Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias."

"Excellence in Design" offers step-by-step guidelines to enhance the physical environment to support a person's remaining abilities and provide a safe, supportive, enriching, empowering, and person-centered care setting. The report also details all aspects of an environment's impact on daily living, including active engagement and security, and provides numerous examples of facilities, both built and conceptual, where this design criteria applies.

Currently, it is estimated that more than 5 million Americans are living with the brain disorder, and that number is expected to triple by mid-century. The full report is available for download.

About Alzheimer's Foundation of America: The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national non-profit organization that unites more than 1,700 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a toll-free hot line, staffed by licensed social workers; educational materials; a free quarterly magazine for caregivers; and professional training, along with teen- and college student-specific divisions. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-232-8484, visit, follow us on Twitter, and "like" us on Facebook

About Perkins Eastman: Perkins Eastman is among the top design and architecture firms in the world. With more than 750 employees in 13 locations around the globe, Perkins Eastman practices at every scale of the built environment. From niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities, the firm's portfolio reflects a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the quality of the human experience. The firm's portfolio includes high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living, and public sector facilities. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its offices in North America (New York, NY; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; San Francisco, CA; Stamford, CT; Toronto, Canada; and Washington, DC); South America (Guayaquil, Ecuador); North Africa and Middle East (Dubai, UAE); and Asia (Mumbai, India, and Shanghai, China).

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