Nearly 500,000 people with dementia live in the community, most reside in mainstream housing, and a third are living on their own (APPG report). By 2040, a third of people aged 60+ could be living in private rented accommodation (Centre for Ageing Better, 2017). Yet there is very little specialist housing or purpose–built private rented accommodation for older people.
National Residential Landlords Association (opens new window) and Alzheimer’s Society (opens new window) have got together to publish 6 tips for private residential landlords. The low-cost changes include, increasing colour contrasts and labelling key features of key features alongside learning key messages about dementia through the online Dementia Friends initiative (opens new window).
By taking action, private landlords can support people living with dementia to live safe and well within their home for longer.