Dementia Enabling Environments
Developing an enabling environment for a person living with dementia can make a significant difference to independence, quality of life and wellbeing.
The Dementia Enabling Environment Project (DEEP) Virtual Information Centre provides practical tips, guides and resources to help make the places where we live more dementia enabling. This will encourage a person with dementia to lead as full and independent life as possible. These can be simple modifications that anybody can make to their home, to landscaping or architectural design changes. Use this site to explore different home settings and learn more about key design principles in each area of the house and to download useful information and resources.
The Dementia Enabling Environment Project can help you develop an enabling environment for a person living with dementia. It can make a significant difference to their independence, quality of life and wellbeing.
A well designed environment, planned with cognitive impairment in mind, can help maintain abilities and provide meaningful engagement by providing essential prompts, accessibility and reduce risks to support a person with dementia. A poorly designed environment can be confusing, disorienting and at worst, disabling and even dangerous for those with dementia.