Intersection of Dementia + Design

Programme summary

This course intends to redress the balance between dementia care and dementia design by focussing on the complex combination of the individual, dementia and the built environment.

This course will develop your knowledge of the key principles of ‘dementia friendly’ design which is seen as one of a set of non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia. Therefore any setting for people living with dementia should be dementia friendly to optimise the treatment outcomes from all interventions.

Suitable for

Anyone involved in the development, delivery and use of services and spaces of inclusive environments.


This course is delivered over 2 days. Each day has essential learning sessions followed by optional sessions/interactive workshops on topics chosen by delegates from subjects below.


  • Behaviour and communication
  • Dementia design principles
  • Impairments of ageing and dementia
  • Policy overview
  • Positive risk enablement
  • Accessible interior environments
  • Acoustic design
  • Adapting existing environments
  • Advanced dementia and the sensory environment
  • Air quality
  • Landscape design
  • Life story work
  • Lighting design
  • Meaningful activity and outdoor space
  • Sight, light and health






This event is RIBA approved CPD.

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Who is this programme for

  • Commissioners
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Project Managers
  • Dementia Specialists

Further details

This course is offered throughout the UK and can be delivered Internationally.

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