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Wayfinding for dementia

 
 

Healthcare facility for dementia patients

Wayfinding strategy
Signage design

The proposed wayfinding strategy for a short stay healthcare facility in Canberra creates an environment with supportive design features and interventions designed to assist residents with dementia to orient themselves within a new environment, supporting their ability to interpret and navigate the new space.
       The strategy seeks to address the unique challenges and needs of short stay residents with dementia, the operational requirements of the healthcare facility, and the needs of staff and visitors. The wayfinding strategy also addresses the challenges associated with an aging population, including visual impairment, limited physical mobility and loss of coordination.