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[automatically translated] Inability to acquire new memories, difficulty in recalling recently observed events, failure to identify things, places and people, visual-spatial disorientation, are these and many other disorders in which they have to learn to live with the sick senile dementia or Alzheimer's . In a constantly changing society, where the decrease in the birth rate and the increase in mortality threshold becomes constant, the Architecture's duty is to interpret the needs and requirements of people who have lost their canonical relationship with the world and offer them the possibility to recover it or maintain it through communication channels that take advantage of their residual capacity for understanding. The space assumes a "prosthetic function", containing and expressing itself the knowledge necessary for its correct use, reducing the sense of frustration through the feeling of security and well-being that the patient has to perceive by living it. As a curator, it is necessary to specify that the volume does not want to be limited to providing design solutions on issues that revolve around aging, dementia and Alzheimer's disease (plus many other scholars have produced literature Architecture). The interest is focused on examples of lesser complexity and size, but with great attention to what the procedures, protocols, guidelines, expert contributions have identified for a specific planning and adequate. Interventions of Social Housing in recent years, present in urban planning, show a forecast of housing suitable for the so-called "gray band", which is considered one social class to which they belong, as well as disadvantaged families, young people, students and even seniors. Europe has already done the integration of the urban planning of such practices, while in Italy, unfortunately, has not yet enacted a specific law but only measures providing subsidies for the purchase of social housing, without considering the merits of the issues related to adequate space to the needs of different users and particular.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationUP3_Social Housing per la terza età
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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