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Getting The Temperature Just Right Helps People With Dementia Stay Cool, Paul Cooper, Federico Tartarini, Richard Fleming Jan 2018

Getting The Temperature Just Right Helps People With Dementia Stay Cool, Paul Cooper, Federico Tartarini, Richard Fleming

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part B

Everyone knows how bad it feels when the temperature is uncomfortably hot or cold. For most of us it doesn't last long as we can take simple steps to get comfortable, such as putting on clothes, opening a window, or switching on a heater. But what happens when you can't control the temperature where you live? This problem is faced by many residents of aged care facilities, and can be particularly difficult for those living with dementia. To find out how these residents cope we recently carried out a three-year research project on the effects of indoor environment ...