A Study on a Relocation of a Nursing Home for Blind Older Adults

  • Takiji Yamamoto
  • Toshihiro Hanazato


People encounter major environmental transitions during the course of their lives (e. g., entering school, marriage, retirement, relocation, natural disaster, and bereavement). These transitions cause radical changes in an individual’s person-environment system (P-E system). Relocation might operate as a critical transition if the processes involved are difficult for the individual (cf. Wapner, 1987). Since visual impairment is a definite barrier in the development of environmental cognition, careful interventions are required in, for example, the case of relocation for the visually impaired.


Nursing Home Spatial Representation Environmental Cognition Blind People Dine Room 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takiji Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Toshihiro Hanazato
    • 2
  1. 1.The Japanese Institute of Health PsychologyChizoda-Ku, Tokyo 102Japan
  2. 2.Institute of Art and DesignUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, Iberaki 305Japan

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