Dementia is a global challenge, with 50 million people now living with the condition, and, as the population ages, these numbers will increase. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2050, 152 million people will be living with dementia globally. Finding ways to support people living with dementia to live better, to continue to enjoy life and to be included in their families and communities has never been more important.
We know from research that the environments in which people live can make their lives easier and more pleasant, or more difficult and challenging.
The DSDC works to promote good design of environments for people with dementia, providing evidence-based guidance and support to help design great new buildings, and to improve existing ones.
The University of Stirling and the DSDC are delighted to see the developing evidence base being translated into practice so effectively.
Earlier this year, the DSDC published ...