Housing design, adaptation and outdoor space

Well-designed housing can help someone live more easily with dementia. It can support their wellbeing and independence, and help them remain at home for longer. 

Adapting and making changes to a person’s home can also reduce pressure on carers if the person living with dementia keeps physically active, mentally stimulated, and can find their way around. 

Changes and adaptations do not always need to be major. You can:

Other adaptations may also be helpful and can include equipment to keep you safe such as grab rails. Advice is available from a number of professionals and trusted handyperson services. Going outside can have physical and emotional benefits. A well-designed garden or outdoor area can be enjoyed by people with dementia, as well as their friends and family.