When designing the interior of a dementia care home, one must have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects those involved – not only for those living with the disease, but also how it affects their families and care providers. In this session, presented by Altro Canada Inc., attendees will review the physical and cognitive changes associated with dementia and will learn more about the design principles that guide us in creating dementia-friendly environments. Our hope is that the attendees will be more aware of some of the do’s & don’ts involved when selecting interior finishes such as floors and wall cladding which will help them make more informed decisions and enable the creation of the most supportive environments possible.
Market Segment Manager
Altro Canada Inc.
A graduate of University of Alberta’s School of Business, alongside her Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and 20 years experience with healthcare construction, Susan understands the importance of human-centered design. Over the past 7 years, she has collaborated with A&D and provider communities accumulating insights into the unique challenges of both behavioral mental health and senior care environments. Susan’s passion is discovering, and sharing, solutions in the built environment that benefit our most vulnerable populations.
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