Designing for People with Dementia

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Dementia Training Australia’s award winning environmental design education service is available in all States and Territories

An environmental expert is available to provide on-site education, assessment and advice to managers, staff, project managers and architects who are keen to create more enabling environments.People with dementia, their families and friends are also invited to contribute to the discussion.

The focus could be on using an existing environment more effectively, on planning a new facility, or refurbishing an existing one. This includes aged, hospital and community care settings. Architect Kirsty Bennett leads the team of consultants whose combined expertise covers architecture, strategic planning, interior design, landscape architecture, nursing, psychology, operational management.

The service draws upon a range of components in a 6 part resource suite. It will typically include a detailed discussion of the application of evidence based design principles, an assessment of your facility or plan (“Environmental Audit”) and a discussion of recommendations for improvement. The audit is a standard component for DTA Tailored Training Packages.


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Learning Outcomes

The educational component of this service will enable you to:
  • understand and apply ten principles of designing for people with dementia
  • use an assessment tool to assess the strengths and weaknesses of an environment accommodating people with dementia

Professional Value

Equivalent of three to five CPD points depending on the duration of the service / professional education.

  • Dawn

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Fantastic for students in aged care and families with newly diagnosed spouses, friends neighbors etc :

    Cons

    Some people will think they know it all.

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