NZ Framework for Dementia Care


Dementia Friendly Homes
Category: Lived Environment - Design
Updated on: 11-Jun-2016

Title:    Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) reports on Dementia Friendly Communities



Description: A dementia friendly community can be defined as: a place or culture in which people with dementia and their carers are empowered, supported and included in society, understand their rights and recognise their full potential.

This set of reports from ADI outlines key principles in creating dementia friendly communities, and gives an overview of the progress made in creating dementia friendly communities worldwide.

Target Audience: Business owners, service providers, HCP

Appropriate Audience: Anyone who comes into contact with people with dementia and the people that care for them.

Pricing: Nil, available free to download from the ADI website.

Contact Person: Contact details for ADI can be found at and email

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 12 Apr 2017, 12:05 PM

Title: Secure Dementia Care Home Design: Information Resource


Description: This resource supports people involved with the development or major reconfiguration of secure dementia care homes. It aims to enhance the quality of life of people with dementia living in secure care homes by focusing on their experiences and perspectives.

It provides in-depth information and research for aged care providers, DHBs and anyone else planning and designing new builds or reconfiguring secure dementia care homes. The design principles are relevant to all people living with dementia in both non-secure and secure care homes. However, this resource is specifically designed for secure dementia care homes, rather than other (non-secure) residential aged care built environments.

Target Audience: Aged care providers, DHBs and anyone else planning and designing new builds or reconfiguring secure dementia care homes. 

Pricing: Free


0800 855 066

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 24 May 2017, 3:17 PM

Title: Insite Magazine – Dementia Friendly Design


Description: Information on designing dementia friendly living environments.

Appropriate Audience: Designers, Architects, Aged Residential Care Facilities, Family/Whānau of people with dementia


Editor – Jude Barback

Phone: 07 542 3013


Twitter: @INsite_NZ



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190 Taranaki Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 20 Jun 2017, 2:05 PM

Title: Dementia: Stigma, Language, and Dementia-friendly



Description: This article discusses the stigmatization of people with dementia, the role of language in that stigmatization, and how a lack of inclusion undermines Dementia-friendly initiatives.


Kate Swaffer – 

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 04 Aug 2017, 12:12 PM

Title: Dementia Services Development Centre – Design


Description: For over 25 years Dementia Services Development Centre (University of Stirling )multidisciplinary team of clinical specialists, architects and designers have been promoting the importance of design for people with dementia. We have developed a unique insight into what can be done to support people with dementia, based on research and evidence of what makes a difference.

What we do

At DSDC we offer the following core services:

·         Design Training

·         Scheme Reviews

·         Product Development

·         Audit & Accreditation

·         Bespoke Client Briefing Development

·         Bespoke, enhanced design input


Contact: Online contact form -

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 16 Jan 2018, 11:51 AM

Title: Dementia Services Development Centre – Dementia Blogs


Description: The Dementia Services Development Centre offers blogs connected to dementia related topics.

Contact: Online contact form -

Contributor: Dementia Resources Project - 16 Jan 2018, 1:57 PM