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For Those With Dementia


  • Have signage on both sides of doors (e.g. a sign on the inside of the bathroom saying ‘this way to the main church building’).

  • Use signs with images as well as text.

  • Keep sensory triggers to a minimum (e.g. bright lights, loud noises, strong smells).

  • Provide lighting that minimises big shadows.

  • Arrange transport for a person with dementia if necessary.

  • Encourage the befriending of a person with dementia and a buddy system if necessary.



  • Use dark coloured doormats if you have a light coloured floor (they can seem like a hole in the floor to someone with dementia).

  • Don’t embarrass people if they make a mistake, or say something that sounds silly.

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