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Best practice in the design of residential environments for people living with dementia and sight loss


People with dementia and those with sight loss face various challenges within their physical environments and people who experience both conditions face particular difficulties, however, there are simple changes that can be made to make their lives easier.
This research project has the aim of developing guidelines to help improve environments both in people’s home and in care homes and other residential settings.  The guidelines will be developed in consultation with people with dementia and sight loss, their carers, practitioners and academics with knowledge of care and design. 
People with dementia who also have problems with their sight along with their carers will be invited to take part in workshops held at the Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling where they will help the researchers to better understand their experiences and the ways in which the physical environment can be adapted to help them.
32 participants are required with the workshops taking place throughout 2013.
The study is funded by The Thomas Pocklington Trust.
The study coordinator is:
Dr Louise McCabe
School of Applied Social Science
Colin Bell Building
University of Stirling
Telephone: 01786 466317
Email: [email protected]

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