Introduction to dementia design

Programme summary

This programme aims to provide an introduction to design of continued care and hospital environments for people with dementia. Learn how simple, low cost changes to the environment can make a real difference in reducing agitation and distress.

The programme is aimed at staff who need to understand the importance of design for people with dementia but may not have a direct role in influencing design. It provides an ideal starting point for teams about to embark on a new venture.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Have an increased understanding of the impact of old age and dementia, why environments matter in dementia care and the adverse effects of poor design
  • Have a brief overview of ‘dementia friendly’ design principles, be able to name at least four key features and offer a short explanation of how these features help
  • Reflect on environments in which they support or work with people with dementia and identify potential for simple improvements / changes
  • Identify where to find out further information and access more detailed advice

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Forthcoming events

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