It was a great privilege for DSDC to host the second International Masterclass on Dementia Care, Design & Ageing in May, as part of DSDC's 30th Anniversary year. Speakers and guests from across continents travelled to the Iris Murdoch Building to discuss ideas from personal experience, design innovation, practice, policy and research.
From DSDC's inception, the centre has proudly offered an integrated approach to matters of dementia (personal, societal and environmental). It is therefore fitting, that DSDC was able to take the opportunity to invite speakers that we find inspiring.
Watch a summary of the day here.
The programme included:
Day 1: Ageing environments and policy
09:15 Welcome: Deputy Principal (Research), University of Stirling –A welcome from the Deputy Principal and introduction to the University’s Research Themes
09:30 Keynote: Professor Satoka Hotta, Keio University, Japan – ‘The Centre for Compassionate Community & Centre for Dementia Friendly Community through co-creation’
10:30 Ms Wendy Mitchell, UK, 'Living with Dementia - my life of adapting'
11:00 Dr Donald McAskill, CEO, Scottish Care, UK ‘A human-rights based approach'
11:30 Ms Avril Hepner, British Deaf Association, UK – ‘Transforming the Deaf Dementia Experience’
12:00 Alisdair Clements, Director of INCH Architecture, Dementia Design in Public Contacts: Collaboration with North Lanarkshire Council
13:30 Mr Ryoji Noritake, President, Health & Global Policy Institute, Japan ‘Dementia & Health Policy’
14:15 Professor Ian Philp, Chair of Global Ageing, University of Stirling
15:30 Dr Katey Twyford, Dept of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK ‘Moving in and out of extra care housing'
16:00 Mr Richard Murphy OBE, and Mr Dennis O'Keefe, Richard Murpphy Architechts Ltd., UK, 'Design as a Value Generator' Case studies of the Elmview and Muirview Units at Stratheden Hospital, Fife
16:20 Keynote: Professor Habib Chaudhury, Professor of Department of Gerontology, Simon Fraser University, Canada, ‘Design Matters: Creating Responsive Environments for People with Dementia in Long-Term Care Settings
17:10 Drinks reception, exhibition & networking
Day 2: Person centered technology & design
09:15 Welcome: Lesley Palmer, Head of Design Services and Chief Architect, DSDC ‘A review of best practice examples’
09:45 Keynote: Mr Ian Sloan, UK ‘Living with dementia: How DSDC changed my life’
10:30 Frank Ehrenberg, Principal, Marchese Partners International, Australia ‘Delivering dementia-friendly housing: an overview of MPI & DSDC projects’
11:00 Allen Candy, CEO, Lifecare, Australia ‘App-based care’
11:30 Lucy Richards, Director, Studio LR, UK ‘Inclusive Symbols: Co-design in practice’
12:00 Bodil Akesson, Arjo, Sweden ‘The Industrial Designers guide to designing products for people with dementia: a DSDC Arjo Collaboration’
13:30 Dr Una Lynch, Sonrisa Solutions, Northern Ireland ‘Robotics, technology and protecting the dignity of people with dementia’
14:00 Rob Charlton, Director, BIM Technologies / Space Group, UK ‘Norman meet Iridis: an Ambient Assisted living concept’
14:30 Dr Mauro Dragone, Assistant Professor, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot Watt University, UK ‘Internet of Robotic Things and the Techno-Care Relationship’
15:30 Elaine Shine, Standards Consultant, BS Standard Solution, UK ‘Design for the mind’
16:00 Mr Fu Ziyi, Hitachi, China, 'Hitachi’s Approach to Elderly & Dementia in China: DCM Solutions for Elderly & Dementia Made Possible by Advanced Measurement Technology'
16:25 Closing comments: Professor Alison Bowes, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, UK
16:40 End of conference