Design for Dementia, Volumes 1 and 2
Published by The Halsall Lloyd Partnership (email@example.com)
ISBN 978-0-9929231-1-2 / -2-9
The spaces and places where we live should enhance our lives and promote opportunities for fulfilment. Often this isn’t the experience of people with dementia due to the difficulties caused by their condition conflicting with the design characteristics of many buildings and environments.
Altered perception can make stairs appear like a sheer drop, or rugs resemble a worrying hole in the floor. Signage which should be helpful can be confusing, or even invisible because of background colours used. These and many more problems can make the outside world hostile territory for people with dementia, reducing their ability to take part in simple everyday activities like shopping or using public transport, cutting them off from being involved in their own communities.