Improving the Design of Housing to Assist People with Dementia

This publication by the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, was written to raise awareness, explain why particular design features are needed, and to give basic guidance on the most important ones. If housing is designed well, it can extend the amount of time a person with dementia can remain at home. It can also reduce the sort of adverse incidents that lead to hospital admissions, which in themselves often result in a move to residential care.