Healing Spaces For a Better Life, interview in the Hedonist magazine

by alzheimerarchitecture

An interview with Henri Snel about Alzheimer and Architecture, published at the Hedonist magazine.
A good enhancing environment can be therapeutic if it supports what someone is still able to do, instead of what someone cannot do. Unnecessary incentives should be reduced, on the other hand, meaningful incentives that stimulate physical activity should be encouraged. Architecture is a discipline that gives evidence to the experiences of “being” in the world, and through interaction, strengthens our sense of reality and self. Alzheimer patients need to be involved in more experiences that involve physical interaction through senses, so as not to feel alienated and confused, but to create a safe and stimulating environment that can still enrich everyday life of the affected.