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