Good Practice in Design for Dementia and Sight Loss


These guidelines are based on findings from a study which assessed the research evidence around what works well for visually impaired people with dementia in terms of the design of their homes and the things in them. The guidelines are intended to be used to make people’s ‘living spaces’ more supportive and accessible, whether those spaces are individual and family residences or the bedrooms, bathrooms and shared areas of care homes.

The recommendations and suggestions can be used to modify and adapt existing homes to a person’s changing circumstances or incorporated into new buildings. The research was funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and was undertaken by the University of Stirling.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity which supports blind and partially sighted people with a focus on Education, Employment and Engagement.

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