Creating Familiar Environments

Type: Video 40m 25s

Environments webinar 5 РSunday 03 October 2021

This webinar series will explore how to make a residential aged care or retirement living building feel more familiar to the people who call it home.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key components of a familiar environment.
  • Introduce strategies to create more familiar spaces and gardens for people living with dementia
  • Reflect on the role of staff in creating familiar environments

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Kirsty Bennett

Kirsty brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role. She is a practising architect, a UK Dementia Services Development Centre Design Associate, and Co-author ADI World Report on the Built Environment. Her knowledge from studying gerontology and being a voluntary caregiver offers insights which complement her architectural knowledge.

Tara Graham Cochrane

Environments Consultant
Tara specialises in the design of healing and therapeutic landscapes to support the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia. She is the Director of DesignWELL Landscape Architects, and the author of Gardens That Care: Planning Outdoor Environments for People with Dementia.


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