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Dementia friendly design

There are an estimated 44 million people with dementia worldwide, and that figure is set to escalate dramatically over the coming decades.

For those with the condition, well-designed surroundings can make a real difference - and can even increase life expectancy.

A centre in Scotland teaches simple techniques to make homes and hospitals dementia-friendly, as Eleanor Bradford reports.

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  • 27 Sep 2014
  • From the section Health
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