Title: A pattern language for living well with dementia: Words for a Journey

Authors: Takashi Iba; Aya Matsumoto; Arisa Kamada; Nao Tamaki; Tomoki Kaneko; Makoto Okada

Addresses: Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Endo 5322, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan ' Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Endo 5322, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan ' Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Endo 5322, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan ' Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Endo 5322, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan ' Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Endo 5322, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan ' R&D Strategy and Planning Office, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., 4-1-1 Kamikodanaka, Nakahara, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 211-8588, Japan

Abstract: In this paper, we present a pattern language comprising 40 patterns for living well with dementia. These patterns have been developed based on interviews with people with dementia, their families and people who support them. This paper summarises the pattern language by providing an example and describing its development process. We also present the analysis of feedback from readers, indicating that this pattern language is acceptable to people with dementia and their families and care staff; moreover, these groups could imagine situations where they used the presented patterns to improve and talk about their life with dementia.

Keywords: pattern language; quality of life; design patterns; collaboration; dementia; Alzheimers; families; care staff.

DOI: 10.1504/IJODE.2016.080160

International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 2016 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.85 - 112

Available online: 02 Nov 2016 *

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