Training for Dementia Design

DSDC provides high-impact training and education opportunities on design for dementia, including its signature Intersection of Dementia + Design course

Feedback from the team following the recent 2 day training session has been excellent, they now feel not only well equipped but also inspired to make changes to our housing to ensure the environment is enabling for people with dementia to allow them to live alone independently for as long as possible.
Planning & Commissioning Manager
Perth & Kinross Council

Case studies

I attended the Intersection of Dementia + Design training course in 2019 and found the depth of the training provided over the two days both comprehensive and inspiring. I now class myself as an advocate / champion for good dementia design within my organisation. I have already put much of the learning into practice, as well as spending time raising awareness amongst colleagues to convert them too.

I am currently working as part of a team to deliver an ambitious adult social care capital programme. I am now using the knowledge I gained from the course on a weekly basis to influence the design of the new builds from initial concept through to detailed design stage.

I now feel more confident to challenge design decisions that are not in the best interests of people living with dementia and I am continuing to raise awareness amongst colleagues from all parts of the council and partner organisations.

I can honestly say that the course truly did impact on my practice which will lead to improved lives for people living with dementia in Kirklees.

~ Julie Uttley, Service Manager, Kirklees Council

Introduction to Dementia Design

A one day programme aimed at staff who need to understand the importance of design for people with dementia but do not have a direct role in influencing design. This programme can also provide an ideal starting point for teams about to embark on a new venture. 

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Intersection of Dementia + Design

DSDC’s Intersection of Dementia + Design is the world's leading specialist programme on dementia design. Each couse, delivered in locations across the UK and beyond, attracts participants with widely different backgrounds and experience, making this an especially rich and enduring learning experience. The programme of two days of lectures, workshops and activities equips professionals with an interest in dementia and design with all they need to know about tackling the environmental issues which affect people with dementia.

The course includes:

  • sessions led by respected specialists on all key aspects of design for dementia– interiors, gardens, lighting, signage
  • space to explore the evidence of world-leading dementia design
  • practical workshops on how good design and low cost changes to the environment promote safety, increase opportunities for independent living and reduce service costs

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Bespoke courses can be tailored to specific interests or needs and can be delivered at a venue to suit you


Specialist One-Day Courses

We also offer a range of one day events that focus on specific areas of design such as:

  • interiors
  • outside space
  • technology
  • acute design
  • housing

Please contact us for further information