“If you get it right for dementia, you get it right for everyone”
- Should be clear and concise and have good contrast between text and background
- There should be contrast between sign and mounting surface
- Should be fixed to the doors they refer to (not adjacent surfaces)
- Signs should be at eye level and visible
- Avoid the use of stylised or abstract images when implementing signage
- Implement signs at key decision points to help with navigation / way finding
- Signs are critical for toilets and exits
- Always have glass doors visibly marked to avoid accidents.
- Research has shown that people with dementia use landmarks to navigate their way around both inside and outside
- The more attractive and interesting the landmark is, the easier it is to use (plants and pictures are good examples).
- Entrances should be well lit and easy to access
- Use natural light as much…
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