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By Ailidh Aikman

January 25th, 2019

Designing for dementia and ageing: DSDC's international masterclass returns

On the 14-15 May the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) will host its second International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design and Ageing (IMDDA). IMDDA brings together experts from across the globe to discuss ideas from design innovation through research to policy development. The last Masterclass appealed to a diverse and international audience of architects, industrial designers, policy makers, researchers, health and social care professionals, town planners and manufacturers.

The programme is finalised and is available to view here. We would recommend booking your ticket early to avoid disappointment. A limited number of reduced rates are available for both ‘concession/student’ and ‘University/charity/non-profit’ tickets.

Speakers include:

~ Professor Satoko Hotta, Keio University, Japan – ‘The Centre for Compassionate Community & Centre for Dementia Friendly Community through co-creation’

~ Donald McAskill, CEO, Scottish Care, UK ‘A human-rights based approach’

~ Avril Hepner, British Deaf Association, UK 'Transforming the Deaf dementia experience'

~ Alisdair Clements, Director, INCH Architecture, UK 'Dementia design in public contacts: collaboration with North Lanarkshire Council'

~ Ryoji Noritake, President, Health & Global Policy Institute, Japan ‘Dementia & Health Policy’

~ Dr Katey Twyford, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK ‘Moving in and out of extra care housing’

~ Professor Habib Chaudhury, Professor of Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Canada 'Design Matters: Creating Responsive Environment’s for People with Dementia in Long-Term Care Settings'

~ Ian Sloan, UK ‘Living with dementia: How DSDC changed my life’

~ Frank Ehrenberg, Principal, Marchese Partners International, Australia ‘Delivering dementia-friendly housing: an overview of MPI & DSDC projects’

~ Allen Candy, CEO, Lifecare, Australia ‘App-based care’

~ Lucy Richards, Founder & Creative Director, Studio LR, UK ‘Inclusive Symbols: Co-design in practice’

~ Bodil Akesson, Arjo, Sweden ‘The Industrial Designers guide to designing products for people with dementia: a DSDC Arjo Collaboration’

~ Dr Una Lynch, Sonrisa Solutions, Northern Ireland ‘Robotics, technology and protecting the dignity of people with dementia’

~ Rob Charlton, CEO, BIM Technologies / Space Group, UK ‘Norman meet Iridis: an Ambient Assisted living concept’

~ Dr Mauro Dragone, Assistant Professor, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, UK, ‘Internet of Robotic Things and the Techno-Care Relationship’

~ Elaine Shine, Standards Consultant, BS Standard Solution, UK 'Design for the mind'

Watch the round up video from the last International Masterclass

There is a limited number of reduced rates are available for both ‘concession/student’ and ‘University/charity/non-profit’ tickets by 25%. As these tickets are limited we would encourage you to register at your earliest opportunity. You can secure these using the code ‘25OFFIMDDA19’.

Book your ticket now here.

Sponsorship options are also available. For more details contact Natasha at

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