DSDC: Dementia Services Development Centre: Design for Dementia

The Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. The centre is part of the University of Stirling.

For over 25 years DSDC’s multidisciplinary team of clinical specialists, architects and designers have been promoting the importance of design for people with dementia. It has developed a unique insight into what can be done to support people with dementia, based on research and evidence of what makes a difference. DSDC works with others:

  • to improve design for people with dementia in all settings – hospitals, care homes, housing, people’s own homes and communities
  • to provide design services which help ensure environments are enabling for people with dementia
  • to produce high-quality information, including guides, on the key areas of design including interiors, lighting and outside spaces
  • to deliver specialist training and development and professional support packages.



Where to go


Dementia Services Development Centre can be contacted at Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, Scotland