Views sought on the design of older people’s housing

PEOPLE aged over 55 are being invited to help inform designing homes for older people – not least with dementia.

An appeal has been issued by a research project at the University of Stiring: ‘Designing Homes for Healthy Cognitive Ageing’.

Begins the description to an online survey (here): “The Designing Homes for Healthy Cognitive Ageing (DesHCA) project aims to identify housing designs that can support older people, including those living with cognitive change, to live well at home for longer. Improved housing design can enable better lives, by helping to postpone the impact of cognitive change, improve quality of life, and prevent admission to care settings.

“Over the three-year lifespan of the DesHCA project, we are inviting older people, including those living with cognitive change, to participate in a wide variety of research activities.”

Pictured: ‘Dementia-friendly’ housing in Alloa, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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