Dulux Trade has worked closely with the Dementia Services Development Centre, at the University of Stirling, to develop a series of colour ranges that meet the duties of the DDA requirements, which the centre can recommend to those providing care for people with dementia.
The particular colour scheme showcased at the technology suite encompasses lilac or pale green walls within the living and communal areas, contrasted with pristine white trim and oak doors. All bathroom doors were finished in a bright yellow, with the bathrooms themselves painted in visually contrasted shades of blue.
The Dementia Services Development Centre, at the University of Stirling, was established in 1989 and exists to improve the understanding of dementia. Located on the University of Stirling's campus, the Centre provides training for those who care for people with dementia including doctors, nurses, social workers and others. The Centre writes and publishes practice guides and training packages, in addition to offering consultancy and an information service about the latest thinking in dementia care. The Centre also carries out research into ways of improving the quality of life for those with dementia and their carers.
Dulux Trade is continuing to work with the centre, to understand still further the affect colour can have on people with dementia.