Designing Interventions to support dementia care: Presentations and Panel Discussion

Coinciding with the exhibition Sensory Rooms: Designing Interventions to support dementia care, this event will feature short presentations and a panel discussion focusing on how multi-sensory stimulation and design can be delivered in an effective and successful way within a dementia care context, the challenges care homes are facing, and how the education and training needs of care workers in this area can be better addressed.

The rapid growth of an ageing population, together with the rising number of people affected by dementia has highlighted an urgent need for effective interventions in supporting people with dementia, in particular in relation to leisure time and the provision of meaningful stimulation and activities.

This event brings together academic researchers and Dementia Care professionals to explore and debate issues of environmental design on the quality of life and well-being of people with dementia, as well as on their carers and support staff.

Please note this event will be recorded for archive purposes.

Speakers include:
Dr Lesley Collier - Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Occupational Therapy at University of Southampton
Dr Hugo de Waal – Clinical Director for Dementia at Health Innovation Network South London
Fiona Fowler – Trainer for Dementia Care, Managing Director at Dementia Works ltd.
Dr Anke Jakob – Design Researcher at Kingston University London
Maizie Mears-Owen – Head of Dementia Care at Care UK
Karin Tancock - Professional Advisor for Older People and Long-term Conditions at College of Occupational Therapy

Chair: Professor Paul Chamberlain – Design Director Lab4living and Head of Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Event attendees are encouraged to view the exhibition Sensory Rooms: Designing Interventions to support dementia care. Viewing tours will be available on the day, by appointment. Please click here for further details.

The exhibition and the event are the results of an interdisciplinary research project is led by Dr Anke Jakob (design researcher, Kingston University London) in collaboration with Dr Lesley Collier (senior lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Southampton) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AHRC).

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Image by Anke Jakob

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