Creating Dementia Friendly Environments
Buildings and environments can have a significant effect on a person with dementia, their environment can either support or accelerate their deterioration. People with dementia find it hard to interpret their surroundings and over time become more frail and less agile, so making sense of an environment is a huge task for a person with dementia.
A well set out environment can assist the person with cognitive difficulties to live well by providing discrete and safe support. Activities that keep the person engaged can also assist with keeping the environment quiet and relaxing. To be a dementia friendly setting the area needs to be home-like and reinforce a person’s independence.
This workshop will cover;
- How the experience of dementia relates to design Creating familiar spaces
- Designing secure units Gardens and outdoor spaces
- Activities to engage people with dementia
- To be advised
- Essential Skills Training & Recruitment
Unit 1/3 Warabrook Boulevard,
This program is available to community services organisations on request. For more details or to get a quote, please contact our office on (02) 4961 0016.