DesCHA’s Designing for a Lifetime Booklet

This booklet is intended to help you understand the basics of ageing and dementia-friendly design, setting you on the path so that you can think creatively about how you can incorporate these ideas into your own home in a way that feels right for you.

It has been developed as a resource for anyone who wants to take practical steps towards making their home more supportive and accessible for people living with cognitive change. The advice within these pages is based on academic research and informed by the work of the Designing Homes for Healthy Cognitive Ageing project, so whether you’re living with dementia, supporting someone who is, or simply planning to grow old in the home of your choice, this booklet is for you.