Creating environments for people living with dementia
Dementia friendly Environments not only enhances the well-being of people living with dementia but enables care providers to create sustainable environments.
A well designed environment can have a major impact on a person living with dementia.
Join Ash Osborne, Senior Environmental Design Consultant at Dementia Training Australia, as she shares ten design principles, that were developed to help create dementia-friendly environments, along with some tools and resources to help support environmental change.
Ash OsborneBased in WA, Ash is passionate about educating those in healthcare environments how the environment contributes to good quality of life for those living with dementia.
Ash has over 30 years’ experience in the health and aged care industries as a Registered Nurse, educator, researcher and consultant. She has undertaken studies in Work Health and Safety, design and access. Ash is passionate about ensuring older people, particularly those living with dementia, have a good quality of life regardless of their physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. Ash has found it great to be able to sit down with managers and plan an education session that focusses on the most pressing environmental issues they are facing on their site, and then present the information in a way that is meaningful and relevant to the staff.