Improving the physical environment, such as the use of appropriate signage, lighting and colours, makes it easier for people with dementia to remain engaged in their community. The design of a building can have a significant impact on the accessibility and enablement of a person with dementia.
Alzheimer’s WA, in partnership with the University of Wollongong, has created the Dementia Enabling Environments website to help you understand evidence based dementia design principles and give practical advice and tips on creating a dementia friendly home, care facility or public building.
The Dementia Friendly Community Environmental Audit Tool can help guide you through assessing your public building.
Adapting your home
The Dementia Enabling Environment can also assist in developing an enabling home environment for a person living with dementia. The Enabling Environments website provides useful ideas and resources to adapt your home.
A well-designed home environment can maintain abilities and provide meaningful engagement by providing essential prompts, accessibility and reduce risks to support a person living with dementia.
Families can arrange a tour of our demonstration room at Shenton Park to learn about the latest technology and practical ideas to adapt a home.
Alzheimer’s WA can also provide a review of your home with recommendations on changes and adaptations for a fee.
For further information please visit: enablingenvironments.com.au or contact 1300 66 77 88.