The Dementia Podcast

Professor Colm Cunningham The Dementia Podcasts provides the latest research, expertise and currency of knowledge from the HammondCare Dementia Centre and our guests. The podcasts address the latest in thinking and practice issues, which include a series of podcast focusing on key issues including ‘talking’ design and ‘talking’ behaviours. It considers both clinical and practiceContinue reading “The Dementia Podcast”

Virtual Care Home

The Virtual Care Home is an online resource that demonstrates dementia-friendly design in care home settings or people’s own homes. Click below to view a larger version with information points on key features: Bedroom Bedroom door Dining room Ensuite bathroom Flat door Kitchen Lounge Dementia Services Development Centre Source: Virtual Care Home | Dementia ServicesContinue reading “Virtual Care Home”

Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care

The report, ‘Silver Chic: The future of retirement housing and care’ contains two computer generated images that depict how care homes could look in fifty years time. (Now 44 years as the report was published in 2015) The designs are complete with ambient monitoring walls, rotating gardens and virtual pets for residents, and are completeContinue reading “Care homes of the future could see technology take a leading role in the delivery of care”

Design, Dignity, Dementia: dementia-related design and the built environment

Alzheimer’s Disease International Across two volumes, including 84 case studies, the report looks at design in home/domestic settings, day and residential care, hospitals and public buildings and spaces. The report makes a strong statement that design for dementia is 30 years behind the physical disabilities movement – and that this must change! Source:

Design Principles for Extra Care Housing

This updated Housing LIN Factsheet no 6, now in its 3rd edition, describes key design principles and issues to consider when developing a brief for a new Extra Care Housing development. Of particular significance, it has also been updated to address health and safety considerations following Grenfell, the avoidance of overheating and, more recently, theContinue reading “Design Principles for Extra Care Housing”

Nursing Home Design: Focus on Person-Centered Care

Real Payback   Investing in creating an environment that creates great experiences has its rewards. Word spreads and that leads to new admissions. Process improvements cut down costs. Happier employees stay. Desired employees apply. Overtime costs and agency use decreases. Changing the environment does not have to be a high-cost affair. It starts with leadershipContinue reading “Nursing Home Design: Focus on Person-Centered Care”