A brief overview of specialist dementia design, evaluation and consultancy services that we offer
Dementia design services
Designing evidence based, ‘best practice’ urban environments, homes, care homes, hospitals and public buildings. Building environments to be more accessible, inclusive, enabling and dementia friendly for people living with dementia, cognitive and/or sensory impairments including older people.
Dementia inclusive audits
Auditing buildings and external environments against best practice design principles to assess suitability for the inclusion of older people and people living with dementia. DDS Architects can help prioritise planned refurbishments, upgrades and planned maintenance programs.
Next generation later life homes
Working with care providers, private clients, developers and architects to design next generation, intelligent, accessible and inclusive housing, care and nursing homes, dementia and assisted living units, that adapt to the changing needs of residents as they age.
Specialised consulting service
Business to business consultancy and review of new build and refurbishment projects to incorporate current best practice dementia design principles.
Training and education programs
DDS Architects offer training and education programs on the built environment to optimise knowledge transfer to professionals and carers. DDS’s programs for carers help them understand what maybe causing behavioral changes in a person living with dementia while also equipping them to recognise potential ‘stressors’ in the built environment.
DDS offer detailed technical training for planners, architects and other professionals. We can tailor programs to your needs.