Developing more dementia friendly environments
The physical environment is an important part of any community, and one that aims to be more dementia friendly should consider its impact on people living with dementia.
Organisations can make small or big changes that can make a real difference - shown below are some resources which might help.
Dementia friendly environments checklist
Based on work by Innovations in Dementia, this simple checklist looks at physical features such as signage, lighting, and more to assess small changes in your organistion's public spaces which may make a positive difference to your employees or customers who live with dementia.
Developed by the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, the Stirling Standards use a person-centred approach and simple bullet points to promote more dementia friendly design.
Dementia-friendly outdoor design checklist
Produced by Alzheimer's Australia in New South Wales, this short checklist focuses on those designing outdoor spaces.
International Dementia Design Network
Neighbourhoods for Life
World Health Organisation age-friendly cities
Produced by the World Health Organisation,this is a strategic checklist for developing an age-friendly city, which shares many features with a dementia friendly community.