RIBA CPD Showcase

Designing for dementia

Nearly a million people in the UK suffer from some form of dementia, and the number is forecast to grow. Designing safe products and spaces for this vulnerable group is going to become even more important as our population continues to live longer. Most seminars are now available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest, do click on the link and check.
Explores the effects of ageing and dementia on memory, sight and hearing. Also provides practical guidance and examples of design details that can be a challenge for older people and those living with dementia and accessibility issues, along with effective design alternatives.

Ecophon is part of the Saint-Gobain Group, a global supplier of acoustic ceiling, wall panel systems and screens that contribute to good room acoustics and support a healthy indoor environment. Its primary focus is on offices, education, healthcare, retail and industrial manufacturing premises.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Practical guidance on how to incorporate dementia design principles into a project or space, from inception to handover and use. Using a mixture of theory and practice, this program identifies key design considerations in support of those diagnosed with dementia and/or suffering from cognitive impairment. A variety of learning and delivery channels are available, including lectures, workshops and discussion groups.

The Dementia Services Development Centre, Stirling’s CPD program has been developed to cover a range of design subjects, including new build and renovation projects. It’s the ideal introduction to issues relating to the effective commissioning, project management and designing of internal and external environments, including lighting.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
A collection of visually engaging thought leadership learning modules that highlight the importance, practicalities and Equality Act implications of using colour in design. Modules 6-8 are available from the same source.

Crown Paints is a British decorative coatings company with a history of innovation stretching back more than 200 years. Crown Trade is widely specified and has all the systems and products – including specialist paints – needed for truly professional results.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
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