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Designing Dementia-Friendly Environments

Designing Dementia-Friendly Environments

How can the layout, design and use of space serve the needs of people with dementia? Dementia expert and researcher Professor Anthea Innes shares her insights.

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How can design of the environment reduce the cognitive and behavioral problems associated with dementia?
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What characterizes a dementia-friendly space?
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Are there any particular dementia-friendly colours?
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What is your opinion on the concept of dementia villages and time-travel models of care (e.g., homes resembling the 1970s)?
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Is it true that mirrors should be kept at a minimum in a dementia-friendly environment? If so, what is the reasoning behind this?
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How can a bathroom and toilet be adjusted to be more dementia-friendly?
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Who is the best health professional/organisation to contact for design consultation to make our home dementia friendly?
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