Dementia in the UK

In the UK, 38% of the people with dementia live in residential care or nursing homes, and up to 70% of care home residents in the UK have dementia or significant memory loss. A study published by Alzheimer's Society*, reports that the number of people with dementia in the UK has reached 850,000. Assuming no public health intervention, this number will be over 2 million by 2051.

We can offer guidance whether you are building, refurbishing or developing dementia-friendly communities, ensuring you select the flooring and wall cladding that will help maximise quality of life, and meet legal requirements.

*Dementia 2015: Aiming higher to transform lives

“Providing high quality care for the increasing number of people living with dementia, is one of the major challenges of the 21st-century. It is vital that care services understand the importance of having  appropriate physical environments, in which to deliver the highest possible quality of care. Over the years, we have developed a much greater understanding of how to use colour and texture, and the importance of designing services that enable people to live well, and maintain as much of their independence as possible.

“Altro, through its experience in designing and developing care environments, has built up an impressive bank of knowledge, and has always strived to be at the cutting edge of design and innovation. Any service that is considering refurbishment, or developing new facilities, can gain a lot helpful advice from the Altro team”

Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England