DTA’s Kirsty Bennett talks about how the new Aged Care Quality Standards can facilitate better design for dementia.
Articles tagged with: dementia-friendly environments
The design of a building can change the way we engage and interact, move around, and even our mood.
Official opening of Australia’s first dementia-friendly, net-zero energy house, based on Dementia Training Australia design principles.
A case study on Dementia Training Australia’s work with Scalabrini Village is profiled in the program Every Three Seconds, launched at the Alzheimer’s Disease International conference in Chicago on Saturday.
Construction has started on a house set to change how older people live, underpinned by a set of design principles developed by DTA Executive Director, Professor Richard Fleming.
In this article, Jan Golembiewski, a practising architect and neuroscience PhD, reframes the essentials of good design and care delivery for people with dementia.
The ‘salutogenic approach’ has enormous relevance in aged care, particularly in the care of people with dementia.
A website, suitable for care workers, health professionals and family carers, linking to free online resources
The Virtual Forest™ is a screen-projected game for people living with dementia. The virtual environment is designed to be calming and relaxing.
A short film produced by filmmaker Andrew Ferguson as part of Celebrate Ageing’ s Letters of Love and Dementia Campaign
Purposeful Activities For Dementia offers practical ways that carers can engage people living with dementia in purposeful activities at home and in social groups.
This guide offers practical advice and recommendations, as well as links to other resources, to help organisers ensure people with dementia are included on an equal basis to all other...
A compilation of web based CALD resources which may assist in the delivery of culturally appropriate care to older people.
An app that recommends practical changes carers can make in the home to assist the person living with dementia.
The publication describes the 10 key principles that define an appropriate physical environment for people with dementia in hospital and the use of audit tools to help identify areas for...
A compilation of knowledge from architects, other built environment professionals and researchers about design for older people, including people with dementia.
A guide to help arts and cultural organisations make venues more dementia-friendly
AJDC snippet about a free app to help people with dementia and their carers locate and rate dementia- friendly places around the world.
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