George Morris and Aoife Kane attended the Altro Limited International Forum where the focus is on inclusive design. Designing for the care industry Carless + Adams doesn’t just consider age but also disabilities – physical and mental, visible and hidden. We’re really excited about meeting the industry speakers and being heavily involved in the interactive sessions.
Dementia is not a specific disease but a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. There are many causes of dementia and many types, impairments may include cognitive, sensory and mobility. When designing for dementia it is important to think about how a space may be perceived. The use of light reflective value (LRV) scale allows for the use of tone rather than colour when considering interiors and colours schemes. Tonal contrast is very important to for materials to be seen against each other. This can help a person with dementia retain independence longer within a dementia care setting and is an area we feel strongly about.