Dementia Design

When considering the design of a room or building we endeavour to make it as inclusive as possible, so that people who may be effected by Dementia can make the very best of the spaces along with everyone else. This doesn't mean that the design has to be compromised, it just means that choices made for the design accommodate these needs.

It is important to keep designs as simple and uncluttered as possible and use items that are easily recognisable and give the space a clear sense of purpose. Tonal contrast between diferent surfaces should be used to indicate changes between floors and walls and idenify the positions of pieces of furniture.

Patterns can enliven interiors, but should be used carefully and soft tonally different patterns are preferable to anything with wavy lines or geometric designs, which a person with dementia could find disturbing. The same flooring should be used throughout linking spaces together. Good lighting, sound and Artwork are also factors that need to be considered.

As part of the design process we will consider all of these and many other factors to make sure that the interior of your project is as inclusive as possible. Click here to see our guide that will help you make your project as inclusive as possible.

More information is available from various support organisations that can be found on our Links page.

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