Applying dementia design principles can make a real difference in improving the quality of life for thousands of residents in care settings living with dementia. At danfloor, we keep abreast of the recommendations when it comes to colour and design and have created a selection of carpets, which have been approved by Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre as suitable for use within healthcare facilities accommodating those with dementia.
Dementia is the term used to describe several conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy Bodies. Dementia predominately affects the memory, but it also impacts sight, hearing, visuospatial understanding, tonal differentiation, wayfinding and hallucinations. This is why the built environment can have a profound effect on how someone perceives, navigates and engages with people and the places they live and visit.