DSDC News

By DSDC Team

August 7th, 2017

Building design must be considered to fully support those with dementia

Architects, contractors and building commissioners must consider the design of new buildings if Scotland is to fully support those with dementia, comments Chief Architect Lesley Palmer, in an interview with Scottish Construction Now.

People living with dementia often struggle to understand and navigate their built environment due to the sensory, mobility or cognitive impairments synonymous with the condition. Design principles to support people with dementia have existed in the UK for more than 15 years. However, it is only in the last five years that architects, contractors and building commissioners have started to apply these principles to properties outside of the conventional care environment.

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