The physical environment can affect persons living with dementia in many ways. Various aspects of the environment, such as its sound level, lighting, ambiance, etc., are important in enhancing the well-being of persons with dementia. A dementia-inclusive environment is dementia-friendly, and enables participation, safety and inclusion. It can even help to reduce some behaviours of concern exhibited by persons with dementia.
Elderly- & Dementia-Inclusive Environment
From 2018 to 2020, ADA collaborated with a team from Nanyang Polytechnic to develop a guidebook, which details a list of principles and recommendations for both lay persons and professionals to design therapeutic internal environment (apartment) and external environment (residential estate), that facilitate good quality of life in persons with dementia and elderly, and enable them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
Download the following guidebook to read on about the recommendations:
Guidebook: “Elderly- & Dementia-Inclusive Environment”