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Eugenia Ellis Leads Research Team Ameliorating Symptoms of Dementia

Ameliorating Symptoms of Dementia at St. Francis Country House: Evidence-Based Design Study of the Efficacy of a Daylight-Matching, Low-Energy LED Luminaire Prototype
08 October 2013 by American Society of Interior Designers

Q&A with Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis, research team lead at Drexel University

What was the inspiration for your research?
My firm, BAU Architecture, has been working for the past five years with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a Catholic charity that among other initiatives operates several skilled nursing facilities in the area. A large portion of our work for them has been interior renovations for various areas of their skilled nursing facilities. A few years back, I was invited to St Francis to evaluate their fourth floor dementia unit. Having worked with them for a number of years, I knew there were certain suggestions they would implement and others that they would not.

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This entry was posted on October 08, 2013

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