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The World Alzheimer Report 2020, released by Alzheimers Disease International, calls on governments around the world to take action, and include design solutions in their responses to dementia.

Dementia is a disability, one that is going to become more of an issue for our communities and our government as our society ages.

So how can we start putting dementia design principles into action? Jack O’Neill is a Lecturer of Architecture at Unitec, researching how an architecture of care that prioritises people with dementia can support them not to “just” live but to live as fulfilling a life as possible.