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Dementia Centred

Earlier this year I attended the DSDC Stirling University Intersection of Dementia + Design Training at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) offices in London. As an Associate Architect in a practice that specialises in housing with care it was something I had been aware of for some time. We regularly use Stirling Guidance in the office and have even undertaken in house research on dementia friendly environments, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to test my knowledge.

I was initially impressed by the different disciplines of my fellow participants, the group included a few architects like myself but also interior and product designers, an occupational therapist, signage specialists and academics. Another early message that resonated with me was the lack of evidence based design for dementia; there are a lot of myths around how to create dementia friendly environments which result in spaces that are confusing and difficult to navigate.

Many of the...

Dementia Centred
12th Aug 2018

Following the success of last years' International Masterclass: Design for Dementia and Ageing, we are delighted to...