Our Study

Research on the built environment and dementia-inclusive planning is relatively sparse. How persons living with dementia perceive, interpret, and interact with the neighbourhood built environment is not adequately understood.  There is a lack of guidance on methodological considerations necessary to explore people-place relations in the neighbourhood built environment based on the lived experience of persons living with dementia; however, their meaningful inclusion in research is necessary to address this gap. 

The DemSCAPE project will be highlighting reflections on conducting:

  • walk-along interviews
  • embodied videography
  • photo documentation
  • semi-structured sit-down interviews
  • visual elicitation using photos and video clips

to explore the influence of the neighbourhood built environment on the outdoor walking experience of persons living with dementia.