Design for dementia

I was following an AHR Group van up the motorway the other day.  And on the back, one the things it advertised was “process engineering”.  So I thought I’d take a look at their website…

AHR Group is a global architectural practice, an early adopter of digital technologies in the design process, and a facilities management company.  But the thing that caught my eye (I wonder why?), was a short article on designing buildings and interiors for people with dementia.   In particular this – “For people with dementia, long-term memory is commonly much stronger than short-term – so in practical terms we have looked at incorporating comforting and easily recognisable features. One example of this is the bright red phone and post boxes included in the design of a care home near Glasgow”.  Very clever…

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