World Alzheimer’s Report 2020 – Design, Dignity, and Dementia

During World Alzheimer’s Month, Alzheimer’s Disease International* released comprehensive report of design initiatives to maintain the dignity of people with dementia. Caregivers for people with dementia will benefit from reading experts’ findings and the experiences and knowledge of people living with dementia.

Are you are a family caregiver caring for a loved one at home, responsible for a large residential community, or someone in between? Click on the title link below and be inspired by what others are doing at home, in their communities, and beyond.

Setting context for the World Alzheimer's Report on Designing for People with Dementia

An in depth look at dementia-related design from the perspective of professionals and people with dementia, including design principles, application, regional and cultural bases.

Dementia design follows simple principles, is cost effective and dramatically improves enjoyment and safety of built environment for those living with dementia.

Click to read Volume 1 for the background and context of the World Alzheimer’s Report on Designing for People with Dementia. “The report looks at design in home/domestic settings, day and residential care, hospitals, and public buildings and spaces.” Volume 1 also includes two pages (13 and 14) summarizing 10 design principles. Volume 2 features 87 case studies from 27 countries. This timely 2-volume report also addresses design in a COVID environment.

World Alzheimer Report 2020 – Design, Dignity, and Dementia

World Alzheimer Report_Volume 2-Case Studies

Toward the bottom of the linked page above you will find clickable links to Volumes 1 and 2 of the report.

Scan and then explore the initiatives across 27 countries. You may even be inspired to apply one or two of the initiatives of a few of the 87 residential and day care center participants.


*  Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is the global body that brings all Alzheimer’s organizations together including the Alzheimer’s Associations here in the United States.

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