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DSDC

Designing for Dementia Environments

As major suppliers to the health and care sectors we have long recognised that age-related changes and impairments such as dementia, deteriorating vision and physical frailty can often make it difficult for people to understand and navigate their built environment.

"Our collaboration with DSDC, the specialists in dementia design, enables us to understand the foundation of a dementia friendly environment, and offer a set of DSDC accredited products, which when used alongside appropriate interiors, can support the experience of the end user." - Angus Fotheringhame, General Manager Benelux, UK & Ireland, Forbo Flooring Systems.

Ongoing assessment process

Over the past year the DSDC has reviewed over 1000 individual Forbo floor coverings to assess their suitability for use in dementia-friendly environments and this work is ongoing. The result is a new classification system that you can use to help your customers make appropriate floor covering choices.

Further information on the accreditation of Forbo products can be found here

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