The Dementia-Friendly Home app helps carers adapt or design a home for a person living with dementia.
Carers are placed in a virtual home that they can explore at their own pace, learning how to make it more suitable for people with dementia. Each object within the home is interactive, allowing carers to immediately see and hear the impact simple modifications may have for a person living with dementia.
This resource is for families and carers of persons with dementia living at home
This app is based on Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia-Enabling Environments Project (DEEP) and is supported by the joint Commonwealth-State funded Home and Community Care Program.
The core content of the app reflects the 10 principles in the Environmental Design Kit for professionals, which is a set of resources developed by Prof Richard Fleming and Ms Kirsty Bennett (from the Dementia Training Study Centres). Prof Fleming has developed and tested several resources in this kit with the support of the DCRCs, especially the Envronmental Audit Tool and adaptations.
Authors: Alzheimer's Australia Vic