A brief overview of specialist dementia design, evaluation and consultancy services that we offer
Dementia Design Audits
Audits and reports of urban environments, homes, care homes, hospitals and public buildings on how to adapt the built environment to be more accessible, inclusive and enabling for people living with dementia, cognitive and/or sensory impairments including the elderly.
‘Home’ Downsizing service
If you are thinking of downsizing your existing home, engage DDS Architects to assess the suitability of your next property before you buy.
‘Lifetime homes' Consulting
Working with private clients, developers, urban planners, architects and housing associations to design new accessible homes that adapt to your changing needs as you age and cater for cognitive and sensory impairments.
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.