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Dementia design ‘woefully behind’: ADI

Drastically improved dementia design in the built environment is needed across the world, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), which is calling on governments and multilateral bodies to overtly recognize dementia as a disability. According to ADI, “most countries are woefully behind” in terms of making the built environment accessible for those living with dementia. It describes dementia design in the built environment as “30 years’ behind the physical disabilities movement”.

The report is available to download, and the videos to view, on ADI’s website at

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