Statistics to support the need for change

DSDC research project

Enhanced a hospital ward environment by improving the lighting, flooring, signage and toilet areas. The results were: 

  • 70% reduction in slips, trips and falls
  • 60% reduction in agitation and aggression 
  • 50% reduction in incontinence episodes 

Bawley E

Designing for Alzheimer’s Disease strategies for creating better care environments

  • 90% of challenging behaviours are caused by the environment and other people

Cambridge University Hospital research findings 

  • A person with dementia is twice as likely to fall as someone without dementia 
  • 42% of patients who fall are dehydrated
  • 1 in 4 hospital beds are in use by a person with dementia