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Dementia Services Development Centre

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DSDC is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia.

Our Approach

We draw on research and practice, from across the world, to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on all aspects of dementia.

For over 25 years we have worked with individuals and organisations

- to improve the design of care environments
- to make communities dementia-friendly
- to influence policy and to improve services for people with dementia

The website is a good resource for virtual environments - focussing on dementia-friendly design and layout of homes, care homes and hospitals. 

They also offer training for care staff, carers and professionals on a variety of aspects of dementia.

0207 377 2885 (London Office)

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For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.
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