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Learn How to Design a Dementia-Friendly Living Space

Learn How to Design a Dementia-Friendly Living Space
How would you design a space for residents who have dementia?
 
One of the biggest factors to consider is the stage of dementia you’re designing for.
 
Join me this April at the Environments for Aging Expo & Conference. We’ll discuss how to facilitate a person’s best ability to function according to their cognitive level, their needs, their interests, and their preferencesand how to work all that very important information into your designs.
 
 

I’ll be presenting the Dementia Capable Care: Foundation Course as a pre-conference workshop at the event. There you’ll learn a person-centered framework for helping people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia be safe and feel purpose, accomplishment, and joy.

You’ll also learn how to focus care and design on a person’s abilities—not merely their disabilities. We’ll tailor the workshop to your needs according to your field, your challenges, your questions, your residents, and your goals for meeting their needs. And you’ll come away with deeper insight into:
 
  • The stages of dementia.
  • Care techniques that focus on the whole person.
  • How to design spaces that facilitate your residents’ abilities, safety, orientation, and feelings of home and belonging.

Here are some of the ideas our participants crafted at the 2014 EFA conference:
   
I can’t wait to share the Dementia Capable Care approach with professionals like you who are as passionate about helping those living with dementia as I am.
 
I hope to see you there!
 
Here are all details: [Register for the event]
 
Dementia Care Pre-Conference Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
EFA Expo & Conference
April 9–13, 2016
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
 
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