This poster describes tools created for designing dementia-friendly buildings, developed through Just Another Disability: Making Design Dementia Friendly, initiated in Glasgow in 1999. The strategic brief and audit tool allow both clients and architects to consider the specific needs of dementia sufferers, and how these can be incorporated into the design of a building catering for this user group, as well as allowing existing buildings to be audited and judged either appropriate or need for alteration. The development of these tools also involved their testing by a range of practitioners and professionals involved in the design and commissioning process. As well as discussing the development and use of the publications, this poster illustrates how one purpose built building, a residential home, measured against the stated aim of dementia-friendly design. Research and the understanding of users’ needs can extend the accessibility of the resulting buildings to all users, reducing obstacles to a universal design approach and offering the possibility of adaptability and future proofing.