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Benefits of Wayfinding Floor Signage for People with Dementia

This position paper provides recommendations on the use of floor mounted signage with a particular focus on minimising its use and potential application in individual cases.

 The paper outlines that successful wayfinding relies on a person:

  • Being able to understand their environment
  • Orientating themselves in a physical space
  • Being able to decide to go somewhere
  • Knowing their destination
  • Knowing and following a route
  • Recognising the destination on arrival

Although studies have indicated some benefits of floor signage for people with dementia who are vision impaired, these are limited.