Provide Quality Components to Facilitate the Presence of Psychiatric Patients in Urban Space (Case Study: Dementia Disease

Document Type : Original Articles


1 MSc. of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran

2 2Assistant Professor, Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran


According to global statistics, dementia disease, as the most critical problem of the 21 st centuries, a high percentage of costs allocated to the communities. This is while, according to the country's growing elderly population, an all-round attention to the problems of this disease is needed and it is part of the mission specialists on urban planning and architecture, so you must create an appropriate urban spaces, urban spaces to encourage patients to attend and actually prevented the isolation of patients were at home. The "environment" is considered an important factor in achieving this goal. In this study, after examining the concepts of urban design and urban spaces and the quality characteristics of psychiatric patients, especially patients with dementia and their needs have been studied and the necessity of environmental psychology in order to address these needs in urban areas and ultimately the most effective strategies in environment and quality components make it executable. The presence of dementia patients has been proposed for designing urban spaces desirable area desired to be provided to meet those needs.


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