Online Introduction to Dementia + Design

Programme summary

The Introduction to Dementia + Design course has been developed to give those interested in the field a compact taster into the principles of dementia friendly design.  This course is an introduction to the full Intersection of Dementia + Design training course which DSDC is also delighted to now be able to offer online.

DSDC’s bespoke training on dementia design intends to redress the balance between dementia care and dementia design by focussing on the complex combination of the individual, dementia and the environment.

This course will provide you with a basic overview of the key principles of dementia friendly design, which is seen as one of a set of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia. Any setting for people living with dementia should be dementia friendly to optimise the treatment outcomes from all interventions. This course is suitable for anyone requiring a basic understanding in the development or delivery of services and spaces where people with dementia may live, work or play.


Learning Objectives

  • How dementia impacts on an individual’s ability to understand and navigate in their environment
  • Dementia friendly design principles which accommodate cognitive changes
  • How to use contrast as a way of adapting the environment to be more easily understood



  • 3 hours of content
  • DSDC Certificate


Course Syllabus

This course is designed for you to work through at your own pace, with access to the online learning platform over a month.

Content includes:

  • Introduction to DSDC
  • Dementia
  • The dementia design principles

If you are unable to finish the course within the allocated time, you are able to roll over to the next online cohort for a £50 administration fee.


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Who is this programme for

  • Commissioners
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Dementia Specialists

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Forthcoming events

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