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  • January 3, 2018
  • Dementia Care Specialists

Design Meaningful Memory Care Spaces at EFA 2018

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As we continue our mission to create a Dementia Capable Society, it remains critical to focus on the environmental considerations that can support meaningful engagement for persons with dementia. Shaping spaces to empower their remaining abilities, and enabling the facilitation of person-centered care are more crucial than ever as this population of adults continues to grow. That’s why Dementia Care Specialists continues to facilitate workshops at the annual Environments For Aging Expo & Conference, providing key insights into creating spaces that support optimal outcomes for individuals with dementia.
 
Dementia Care Specialists’ senior consultant, Sharon Host, has likened quality memory care design to planning a trip to a foreign country—it’s critical to enlist expert advice, take the time to research your destination, and thoughtfully plan each part of your journey. At the upcoming EFA 2018, she’ll be leading a pre-conference workshop entitled, “Dementia Capable Care: Foundation for Environmental Design,” which will delve deeply into the best practices for creating memory care spaces that bolster the best abilities of individuals with dementia.
 
This one-day course begins with a detailed discussion of the stages of dementia and common aging experiences, providing a more personal acquaintance with this dynamic and ever-growing population of adults, and aligning with the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments’ design principles. The second half of the course will be an interactive design lab in which participants will put their enhanced knowledge base to work by creating a customized space for a specific elder profile.
 
This exciting, engaging pre-conference workshop will guide participants to apply person-centered, evidence-based strategies to best practices in memory care design, and cultivate environments that support the best abilities of individuals with dementia and those who care for them.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Dementia Capable Care: Foundation for Environmental Design
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 – 5:30 PM
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EFA Expo & Conference
April 21-24, 2018
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Savannah, GA
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