Design for the Mind

and wondered whether there was more to the subject?

Yes there is more to the subject but, one usually has to hunt for
it.  Dementia Services Development Centre and the National Autistic
Society are amongst those who have developed understanding of the
subject but this isn’t general knowledge.

The Centre of Accessible Environments published a fuller version of
this blog as an article of mine in their Autumn 2012 issue of Access by
Design.  More recently a number of us have been providing advice to the
development of PAS 1365 “Code of practice for the recognition of
dementia-friendly communities,”  a document sponsored by the Alzheimer’s
Society..  Which is soon to be published by the British Standards
Institute.  However…

The Need for Collective Guidance

Design for the Mind

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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