We know that dementia does not discriminate, with people from all different walks of life affected by the disease. Those with dementia grapple with memory loss, difficulty maintaining focus, diminished language skills and emotional unrest. Physically, they also face a decline in their motor skills, coordination and visual perception.
On top of all this, the surroundings they would usually take so much comfort in, like their homes, can be replaced with impersonal residential facilities or clinical hospital settings.
One of the ways to combat all this unfamiliarity is to design specific environments for people with dementia, providing comfortable and inspiring spaces not only within their homes, but in aged care facilities too.
At Dementia Australia, we offer specialised Dementia Design Services. A team comprising of a Senior Interior Designer, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists and Architecture Professionals are available to guide you through larger projects such as residential facilities.
We also provide advice on smaller projects such as Dementia Design Tips for domestic homes and minor cosmetic changes to residential facilities.
In addition, Dementia Australia offer an educational workshop on the topic of Dementia Design that organisations are welcome to book. For remote areas, videoconferencing is available to conduct an advisory session.
Call 1800 180 023 to request a booking with one of our Dementia Design Specialists.