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Light and Lighting Design for People with Dementia

Light and Lighting Design for People with Dementia

Paperback by David McNair, Colm Cunningham, Richard Pollock

Light and Lighting Design for People with Dementia


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Estimated Despatch 24 Sep - 1 Oct 2021
Light and Lighting Design for People with Dementia


There will be a delay in supplying University of Stirling Dementia Centre titles at the moment as the building where the books are stored / despatched from is locked-down now. We will send as soon as we are able.

The book is one of a series published by the Dementia Services Development Centre to assist providers, architects, commissioners and managers to improve the design of buildings which are used by people with dementia. It provides guidance on appropriate lighting design for environments used by people with dementia and is relevant for new-builds, refurbishments and alterations to residential buildings. The visual sense can act as a critical tool, allowing the person with dementia to make sense of their environment and maximise their remaining abilities. As a result, good lighting design can enable a person with dementia to experience more independence, have more of a choice and thus retain more dignity. Please note that the language used in DSDC publications is correct at the time of print; recommendations for dementia friendly language is updated on a regular basis and therefore from time to time some language in DSDC publications may be out of date. If you would like to read more about dementia friendly language, you can read the DSDC blog at called If you don't have anything nice to say.

University of Stirling, Dementia Services Development Centre
52 pages
Publication Date:
19 Oct 2010

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