How a kinder built environment can help people with demential live well for longer
Dementia is a disease that comes to affect every aspect of a person's life. It refers to a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language and sensory imapirments. There can be changes in mood or behaviour and the disease can exacerbate the effects of physical impairments. All types of dementia are progressive and each person will experience dementia in their own way. There are well documented costs to the health and social care systems, and personal costs to the thousands of individual carers.