Strengths-based dementia design

Webinar | 23 November 2022, 09:00 UTC +0000

Join us if you'd like to acquire practical know-how on using design to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia in residential care.

An international lineup of speakers from Northern Ireland, Australia, and the Netherlands. Hosted by Rahzeb Choudhury of Lifelong Inspiration. Dr. Pamela Topping will introduce her research and the work of her company, Colour Wired, which helps care providers, architects, and property developers create meaningful and authentic environments. Research has shown that the cognitive impairment which affects people with dementia can be aggravated by building design, causing problems that could be fixed easily or avoided at low cost by improving spatial design and better use of colour. Sharron Tancred of The Mural Shop will outline 9 ideas that help elders with place finding by creating warm, familiar, and friendly environments that also use this positive stimulation to alleviate responsive behaviours. Amanda Crook will share her experience of what Sharron's murals have done at Coolibah Aged Care, Western Australia Rahzeb Choudhury will explain the results of a person-centred True Doors project to illustrate the benefits of personalised interiors for people with dementia. True Doors is a Lifelong Inspiration company.

Host


Rahzeb Choudhury

Founder @ Lifelong Inspiration

Rahzeb is the founder of the platform company Lifelong Inspiration, which focuses on advancing person-centredness in commerce and society through strategy and technology solutions consulting and product or service development. In long-term care, Lifelong Inspiration is most well known for True Doors®, decals help that improve the lives of people with dementia. True Doors began as a social art and life story project and is now a respected brand adopted from Tasmania to Vancouver. Rahzeb has been a London city banker, market analyst, and globe-trotting language technology entrepreneur. He and his family are based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Speakers


Dr. Pamela Topping

CEO @ Colourwired

Dr Pamela Topping: B.DES (Hons), MA MDD (Multidisciplinary Design) PhD Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) Dr Pamela Topping is Colourwired’s CEO, she is passionate about colour, light and joy. Pamela leads the company as it builds and empowers people who are intent on creating a better place, an all-inclusive place that embraces the spirit of community and a love of life for those with dementia. Pamela has a lifetime of leadership and excellence including growing nursing home developments and scaling global marketplaces. She has previously held many positions within her teaching career as an educator, lecturer and academic leader including organising symposiums, conferences and visiting speakers. Pamela delivers high impact through a user design ethos, co-creating through round table discussions and collaborative design workshops. She is a regular speaker within UU, Councils, Co-Innovate and the Ulster Business School. In Pamela’s earlier career she trained and served as a nurse in the Belfast City Hospital. For 10 years Pamela continues to hold the position as a Non-Executive Director for GROW – Generating Rural Opportunities Within South Antrim, (Economic Empowerment for Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council). She also has a deep commitment to community and education, as she currently serves as a Board of Governor for pupils in a local Belfast school, she has held this position for 10 years. The school is situated in a socially deprived area that was drastically impacted through the Northern Ireland Troubles. Recently through more peaceful times, the children continue to excel and achieve academic excellence.

Sharron Tancred

CEO @ The Mural Shop

I live in Brisbane, Australia, on a lake near Moreton Bay. I love to joke, a glass of wine, a good chinwag, a laugh and being silly with my two girls; one should never be too old to be silly! Also, I am an Artist, Decorator, Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Colour Psychologist. Since 2009 I have worked with Aged Care Managers to custom design and hand-paint Murals for Dementia Exit Doors. In the same vein, in Brisbane, we have been done Cosmetic Renovations for Aged Care facilities implementing design tailored to your resident’s viseo-spatial perception as shared with us by dementia experts. Then, since 2017 I have expanded our hand-painted services to meet Australia wide demand with custom-printed exit-door wraps through our e-commerce platform themuralshop.online. I look forward to meeting you!

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Agenda 2022

  • Should Tai Chi become a standard tool in dementia care?

     

    The Best Eldercare

    8am EDT / 9am AT / 2pm CEST Wednesday 27 April

    Sometimes the answers are found in what we already know. Gary and Rahzeb look at the case for embedding tai chi in daily dementia care.

    Gary is a pioneer of narrative gerontology and using tai chi with special groups, including elders in long-term care. He is founding Chair and Professor of the Gerontology Department, St. Thomas University, Canada, and a Fellow of the Andrew Norman Institute for Advanced Studies in Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Southern California.

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  • What have we learnt about using social robots in eldercare?

     

    The Best Eldercare

    9 am EST / 3 pm CET Wednesday 30 March

    Rahzeb connects with Dr. Wang Long Li of Tiny Bots, The Netherlands, a pioneer using social robots as tool in home care settings for people with cognitive impairment, who has the vision to help solve a global social challenge of a shortage of care professionals. Wang will help us to understand what is possible with the technology now and in the near future, while sharing lessons learned from their design process and implementations.

     

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  • Pathways

     

    12 pm EST Thursday 31 March

    Join us if you welcome help, and would like to improve your ability to manage your energy, motivation, and perspective— for your own wellbeing—and in order to better provide the quality care that you desire to achieve.

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  • Pathways

     

    12 pm EST Thursday 31 March

    Join us if you welcome help, and would like to improve your ability to manage your energy, motivation, and perspective— for your own wellbeing—and in order to better provide the quality care that you desire to achieve.

    Find out more and register

     

  • Selfcare, Education, Quality, Staffing, Innovation

     

    The Best Eldercare

    Throughout 2022

    The Best Eldercare articles and interviews bring together experts from around the world to share their knowledge and ideas to help educate us all on their area of specialisation. We talk to care professionals, researchers, people with lived experience, and entrepreneurs. We focus on person-centred care, human-centred design and human rights-based approaches.

     

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  • Pathways

     

    12 pm EST last Thursday of each month

    Join us if you welcome help, and would like to improve your ability to manage your energy, motivation, and perspective— for your own wellbeing—and in order to better provide the quality care that you desire to achieve.

    Find out more and register

     

  • What can we expect from VR in eldercare?

     

    The Best Eldercare

    BROADCAST - January 2022

    For this conversation, Rahzeb connected with Dr. Tanya Petrovich of Dementia Australia. Tanya and her team are award-winning trailblazers when it comes to VR for eldercare. They’ve been working in the space since 2013 and, as a consumer organisation, bring an objective, measured voice around VR.

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  • Why is human-centred design needed for nursing homes?

     

    The Best Eldercare

    BROADCAST - February 2022

     

    For this discussion, Rahzeb talked with Florence Mathieu from Aina, France, on the critical need for co-creation-based design approaches for nursing homes. This talk comes at a time when around the world there is a growing focus on and investment to redesign large facilities into more home-like and human-scale spaces. Florence explains the evidenced-based systems thinking and approach behind human-centred design, using examples from a redesign project to illustrate the improved results versus other traditional design approaches.

     

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