Supporting people with dementia in different types of housing

People with dementia can live either independently or with support in a range of different housing types. The options covered in this resource include:

Aids, adaptations and assistive technology can help people with dementia to live better in all forms of housing and should be considered before making a decision to move home.

Sheltered housing and extra care housing are two options that might be considered if a person with dementia (and their carer) is finding it difficult to stay in their own home. Extra care housing usually provides on-site care and support and a range of facilities such as a café. Some extra care housing schemes specialise in supporting people living with dementia. 

People should have access to information and advice to make the right choice for them at the right time.