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Dementia Centred

Design is about more than shaping physical environments and products.  Creating well designed desirable products and spaces, that take into consideration how people interact with their environment in its entirety, can considerably improve the lives of those living with dementia.  Innovative and intuitive design for dementia care aspires to keep individuals safe from danger, whilst allowing them freedom to engage in everyday activity, helping to enhance their quality of life and independence.

Enhancing the environment
Historically, dementia inclusive design appears overly institutional and patronising to the user, e.g. red toilet seats; yellow signage; “big button” controls etc. Practical designs don’t have to be ugly or intrusive.  We should be aiming to create products that enhance an environment rather than make it stand out as catering for a specific section of society. Design can offer more advanced solutions to...