Dementia and communication
Dementia and Sexuality
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September 2016 

Communication and dementia

James McKillop shares his advice on communication and dementia in a series of blogs. So far James has covered preparation, setting the scene and how to ensure you both get the best from the communication.
Part 1: Preparation for effective communication​
Part 2: The Place, the impact of environment on communication
Part 3: Setting the scene well can enhance communication


Interior design -
necessity or luxury?

Lynsey Hutchinson from our design team discusses how design interventions are now being considered as treatment for conditions such as dementia.

Viewpoint on dementia

Elizabeth Douglas discusses how Viewpoint uses the principles of dementia design in their sheltered housing in Edinburgh.


Sexuality and dementia

When I do it, it’s normal. When he does it, it’s because he’s a dirty old man… Wendy Perry discusses sexuality and dementia

If I get dementia will they serve me meat?

Dr Kim Stringer discusses what dementia means for vegetarians and vegans and for those who care for them.


During World Alzheimer's Month follow our articles on living with, caring and designing for dementia.

Early signs of dementia

Download our new infosheet


Are you thinking about moving home and downsizing in later life?

The research team at Stirling University are looking for participants willing to talk to them as they prepare for their move.

Impairment in Face Perception in Alzheimer's 

A recent study from the Université de Montréal, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has demonstrated that Alzheimer’s also impairs visual face perception.

Living with Dementia

Be legally prepared

It is that it's never too early to put a Power of Attorney in place! Fiona Byron talks about some of the legal aspects around dementia

Book of the month

Designing mental health units for older people

Dementia-friendly design is now seen as one of a set of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia. 

Dementia Tip

Remember some people now living with dementia might have had experiences in the past that leads to an instinctive fear of authority, especially of uniforms.

Meet DSDC at:

October 5-6, 2016

Independent Living Scotland

Meet us at stand G39.
October 17-18, 2016

Homes Fit for Ageing 2016

Meet us at our stand.
October 31-November 2, 2016

26th Alzheimer Europe Conference

Meet us at our stand and join us for our presentations.

Training and events

Understanding Distressed Behaviour 28 September, Stirling
Best Practice in Dementia Care 4-5 October, Bristol
Meaningful Activity for People with Dementia 18-19 October, Stirling
Alcohol and Dementia 25 October, Stirling
Best Practice in Dementia Care 26-27 October, Stirling
Introduction to Dementia Design 27 October, Stirling  Early bird rate available
Dementia Design School 8-9 November, Stirling  Early bird rate available
Alcohol and Dementia 15 November, Bristol  Early bird rate available
Meaningful Activity for People with Dementia 16 November, Bristol  Early bird rate available
Understanding Distressed Behaviour 6 December, Stirling  Early bird rate available
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