Dementia Friendly Environments

Outdoor spaces can have numerous positive effects for people living with dementia. We are working with partners to develop more accessible environments.

Dementia Friendly Environments

We want to ensure that everyone living with dementia can enjoy the benefits of walking, being outdoors, and connecting with nature.

We have been working to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with dementia when accessing outdoor spaces. In response to this we have created training workshops, resources, and support for organisations and groups involved in planning, designing and maintaining paths and outdoor environments. 

Our Dementia and the Outdoors Guidance Note note shares advice and considerations when developing more accessible outdoor spaces.

An illustrative graphic showing an individual consulting a dementia friendly sign on a path.


Environmental Case Studies

Read more about places we have helped to make more accessible.

Prestwick Promenade, South Ayrshire

Evanton Community Woodland, Highland

Kings Park, Stirling

National Path Demonstration SiteWest Lothian 

Murray Royal Hospital, Perth & Kinross

MacRosty Park, Perthshire

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