Designing and Adapting the Living Environment for People with dementia

Jon Polley describes the design features of Shore Green Extra Care for people with dementia and what he might have done differently. Sylvia Cox outlines the general principles that apply to designing environments for people with dementia. These presentations were made in 2006.

Jon's presentation comprises plans, photos and bullet points explaining key elements.

Sylvia moves from the specifics of Jon's presentation to discuss how design can play a part in preventing confusion and regaining and maintaining skills. She outlines how disability increases if building fail to compensate for a range of impairments and suggests ways to compensate.