People living with dementia often have different sensory perceptions, and their immediate environment can have a large impact on their wellbeing.
The built environment can have a significant impact on people living with dementia, but their needs are rarely considered in urban or environmental planning, design, and construction.
Floor coverings, layout of spaces, structural features, and signage are all significant design considerations in making it easier for people living with dementia to navigate spaces. So too is the considered use of music and lighting, as both can make a profound difference on how people react in some spaces.
Making considered changes can make it easier for not just people living with dementia, but also anyone with any sensory or physical challenges.
If you get it right for dementia, you get it right for everyone. Little changes you make can benefit others too, not just people living with dementia.