Copyright: Australian Journal of Dementia Care ( Vol 5 No 3 June/July 2016. Reprinted with the permission of Hawker Publications Australia Pty Ltd.

The Royal Institute of British Architects has collected a vast amount of existing knowledge from architects, other built environment professionals and researchers about design for older people, including people with dementia. Experts have written introductions for a number of the key themes for use in practice or as a starting point to explore the research.

This information has been compiled on its website under the heading Design For An Ageing Population, and is freely available at

Image credit: excerpt from Contemporary Almshouse in Southwark © Witherford Watson Mann architects
featured in the RIBA Research Symposium 2014: Design for Ageing