Spatial Skills, Memory, and Environmental Use in a Nursing Home Setting

  • Kristen K. A. Norris
  • Iseli K. Krauss


Limited use of the environment by older adults may be related to a number of factors in addition to health and mobility problems. Memory skills are certainly necessary for knowing and negotiating the environment. Reduced basic cognitive skills, however, may also limit both environmental knowledge and use of that environment; and reduction of knowledge of the environment contributes to lower environmental use (Walsh, Krauss, & Regnier, 1981).


Nursing Home Nursing Home Resident Spatial Ability Veteran Administration Environmental Knowledge 
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  • Kristen K. A. Norris
  • Iseli K. Krauss

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