Dementia Care Site Map
Virtual environments

 

The following information provides details on virtual environments created, for people with dementia, by Stirling University's Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) in Scotland.

 

The DSDC acknowledges that everyone with dementia is different in every possible way - different age, different degrees of impairment, different backgrounds and life experience, different physical and sensory impairments, etc. However, they have provided wonderful interactive examples of what can be incorporated into hospitals, residential facilities and your own home.

 

Well worth the tour!

 

 

Virtual Hospital

Hospitals can be very busy and noisy places with a very fast through-put of patients. People with dementia, who are also very ill and anxious, can find this environment very difficult. An additional factor is that modern hospitals are very different from the hospitals of the past so make little sense to them.

 

It may not be obvious, for example, where the toilet is, and they cannot always see the staff. Modern hospitals are rarely designed to take account of the cognitive and perceptual problems of people with dementia. The Virtual Hospital shows how to make an acute setting dementia-friendly and in doing so, easier for everyone.

 

The Virtual Hospital shows how to make an acute setting dementia-friendly and in doing so, easier for everyone.

 

Please click here to take a tour of a Dementia Friendly Virtual Hospital.

 

Virtual Care Homes

 

 


The DSDC Virtual Care Home, launched in 2012, offers online access to design ideas.

 

The Virtual Care Home is an online resource that demonstrates dementia-friendly design in care home settings or people's own homes.

 

Please click here to take a tour of a Dementia Friendly Virtual Care Home.