Singapore has a unique context where close to 80% of the resident population lives in high-density public housing.
The proportion of elderly above the age of 60 relative to the population is also projected to be close to a quarter by 2030, out of which 10% are estimated to be diagnosed with Dementia.
This Dementia Inclusive Neighbourhood Study aims to guide how the design of the built environment can support Persons Living with Dementia (PLWDs) as they continue to live in their homes and neighbourhoods in the unique context of Singapore.
10 Design Characteristics
10 Design Characteristics were hypothesised as the key features of a Dementia-Inclusive Neighbourhood.
A jigsaw collection of elements and spaces in the site were used as a medium to engage Persons Living with Dementia on the topic.
ACCOMPANIED SITE WALK
The PLWD and their caregiver bring the researchers for a walk out in their neighbourhood.
Workshops were conducted to gather residents and other stakeholders on site to discuss the things they observe, like, or need, as well as to share and understand more about the perspective of PLWDs living in the same space.
Urban Cluster 2.605
Singapore University of Technology and Design
8 Somapah Road