Designing Dementia-Friendly Hospitals
Use universal design principles to create hospital spaces that help lessen dementia symptoms and improve overall experiences on this built environment course from Trinity College Dublin.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for hospital groups, architects, design professionals, patient advocates, advisory groups, and anyone else interested in improving dementia care through universal design. No prior experience or qualifications are required.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Identify the symptoms of dementia and the impairments that can lead to disability.
Explain the role and impact of the built environment in terms of providing support or presenting barriers for human performance, health, well-being, and participation.
Discuss the importance of and methods for engagement and collaboration with people living with dementia (PLWD), family members in terms of designing inclusive environments.
Assess the specific challenges for PLWD in the acute hospital setting.
Describe Universal Design (UD) and how it can support dementia friendly design.
Discuss the key dementia-friendly hospital design issues as set out in DFH-UD.