Forbo Announces New Dementia-inclusive Design CPD
Forbo Flooring Systems has developed a new RIBA-certified CPD, which examines the role of flooring in dementia-inclusive buildings.
The number of people diagnosed with dementia in the UK continues to rise, with the Alzheimer’s Society predicting that almost 1.6 million individuals will suffer from the illness by 2040 . What’s more, 61% of people with dementia are also living in the community and not in care homes . As we anticipate this alarming growth, it’s imperative that we learn to construct more inclusive environments for those with dementia, to help make their lives easier. Forbo’s new CPD focuses on this and covers a range of topics including, ‘why it is important to consider dementia when designing a building’, ‘how a person living with dementia perceives the world’, as well as best practice design advice.
Developed with guidance from the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Design Centre (DSDC), the CPD is perfect for anyone who specifies flooring for commercial and public buildings, or for those that have a passion for creating inclusive environments.