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Dementia-friendly housing charter

Alzheimers Society  Dementia-friendly housing charter Publication date: March 2017 Ranking: useful In their words: “This.. charter seeks to make the housing sector including housing organisations, corporate bodies and sector professionals aware of the challenges of living with dementia so that

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Toolkit for engagement with people living with dementia

Department of Health (DoH) Engaging with people that have experience of with dementia Publication date: 2016 Ranking: essential One of the DoH priority actions in their Dementia 2020 Challenge action plan is to establish a Dementia Citizens’ Engagement Programme in England. A toolkit

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An environment for all ages

Kt-equal A built environment for all ages Publication date: March 2010 Ranking: useful Notes of a workshop held in 2010 looking at evidence that well-designed outdoor spaces can enhance long term health and well-being for people who use them regularly.

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Dementia and Town Planning

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Dementia and Town Planning – RTPI Practice Advice Publication date: January 2017 Ranking: useful In their own words… “This practice note gives advice on how good planning can create better environments for people living with dementia. It

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Why you can’t ignore dementia and tourism

National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) Publication date: 2016 Ranking: useful Dementia: Why is it important for tourism? In their words: “This brief guide, is designed to give businesses in the visitor economy advice, information and resources on becoming dementia friendly. The NCTA has produced

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What is dementia?

Alzheimer’s Society Publication date: 2013 (review due August 2016) Ranking: essential What is dementia? This factsheet explains what dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also looks at some of the different

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Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020

Produced by Williams Lea for the Department of Health Publication date: 2015 Ranking: essential Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020 The former Prime Minister David Cameron launched the initial dementia challenge in 2012. The document sets out a number of goals

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Dementia and housing assessment tool

Written by Sue Garwood, for the Housing Learning & Improvement Network Dementia and housing: An assessment tool for local commissioning Publication date: May 2016 Ranking: useful This self-assessment tool is designed to help local commissioners understand the progress made to enable

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Dementia care and LGBT communities

National Care Forum (NCF) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG), working with the National LGB&T Partnership Dementia care and LGBT communities: A good practice paper April 2016 In their own words… “The UK is home to an estimated 1.2

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BSI code of practice on dementia friendly communities

British Standards Institute BSI PAS 1365:2015 Code of Practice for the recognition of Dementia Friendly Communities Publication date: 2016 Ranking: essential This code of practice aims to help support existing communities and to inspire more areas to get involved in

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Building dementia friendly communities for everyone

Geraldine Green, Senior Policy Officer and Louise Lakey, Policy Manager, Alzheimer’s Society Building dementia friendly communities: A priority for everyone Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful This report describes the views of people affected by dementia and their carers. It explores the barriers

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Case study 6: Good signs for people living with dementia

North Somerset Council Car Parking Services Improved wayfinding in public car parks Publication date: 2015 Ranking: essential The case studies aim to show inclusive design in practice. All the case studies can be found in our case study index post.

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Dementia and staff consultation

Kate Allen, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling. Joseph Rowntree Foundation Exploring ways for staff to consult people with dementia about services Publication date: 2001 Ranking: useful This study focused on the process of undertaking service user consultation with people

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Is your hospital dementia friendly?

The King’s Fund Centre An EHE Environmental Assessment Tool Is your hospital dementia friendly? Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful This is an audit tool for assessing hospital wards. The King’s Fund’s overarching design principles for dementia friendly design are reproduced at

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Is your ward dementia friendly?

The King’s Fund Centre The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Assessment Tool. Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful The King’s Fund Centre has developed an audit to assess health settings for people living with dementia. The document contain seven sections and

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The patient experience

King’s Fund Centre Improving the patient experience: Developing supportive design for people with dementia Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful   The report addresses the ways the environment can be used to support people living with dementia in health settings. Its forms

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People with dementia and the physical environment

North Somerset Council Equality and Diversity Team Publication date: 2014 Ranking: Essential (North Somerset Council) This document focuses on the public realm at both the local neighbourhood level as well as town and city centres. It therefore may be of

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Improving the design of housing to assist people with dementia

The Dementia Centre Publication date: 2013  Ranking: useful Most people with dementia live in the community, initially with the help of relatives and friends, and latterly with support from health and social work. As a result, people with dementia live

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Landscape Design for Dementia Care

Housing LIN Publication date: July 2013 Ranking: useful This Factsheet is intended to be used as a tool to further debate on the subject of design for dementia care in the specialist housing sector. The principles of landscape design for

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Facing the Future with Dementia: designing buildings that will be adaptable

Housing LIN Publication date: March 2013 Ranking: useful  In both the public and private sectors the impact of initiatives such as the Housing our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation1 and Housing our Ageing Population: Plan for Implementation2 reports are challenging providers

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Neighbourhoods for Life: Designing dementia-friendly outdoor environments

Oxford Brookes University Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful The number of older people in the UK is rising dramatically, particularly in the age group of 85 years and above. As the likelihood of developing dementia increases with age, reaching a one

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