Why Dementia Design
Dementia causes many problems other than memory loss, including difficulties with perception and making sense of surroundings. So the world can be a frightening and hazardous place for people living with the condition.
See this blog post for a fuller description of the difficulties experienced.
Architects, designers, developers, service providers and regulators have an opportunity (and a responsibility) to ensure that as far as possible the built environment does not exclude people with dementia. This article in The Architect's Journal explains the challenge well.
There has been a wealth of research into dementia-friendly design - see this review of a guide produced by two of our speakers - and the conference aims to promote the best of current practice and latest innovations in design, technology and policies.
This image (and others used on the site) is reproduced with kind permission from a project Life Beyond Diagnosis between photgrapher Tadhg Devlin and members of SURF, a Liverpool group of people living with dementia and family carers. Examples from the collection will be on display during the conference.