Dementia design tool launched by Scots university

HELP in designing dementia-friendly spaces has been launched by a Scots university.

The online tool, here, unveiled by the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre, succeeds a previous tool first developed 14 years ago.

Says an university media announcement, here: “Following successful trials by Transport for London and Kirklees Council, [the tool] is now available to those seeking to make homes, restaurants, cafes and public buildings more accessible.”

The announcement adds: “People living with dementia perceive things differently. For example, a black mat placed in the doorway of a shop may be perceived as a hole in the ground, which can make some people living with dementia fearful of crossing the threshold.”

Pictured: Perth, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland