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Dementia-Friendly and Enabling Environments

Event Date: April 20th, 2023
Dr. Anthea Innes explains dementia-friendly environments, what they look like in practice, and what you can do in your own home to make it more dementia-friendly so that you can continue to allow your loved ones to live safely and optimize their function.
Dr. Anthony Levinson

Dr. Anthony Levinson

Neuropsychiatrist, Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation, McMaster University

At the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Dr. Levinson exercises his passion for researching and developing online solutions to deliver high-quality health educational experiences to both the public and health care professionals. iGeriCare provides a unique opportunity to leverage his expertise in mental health and learning technologies to create a modern and engaging approach to dementia education.

Dr. Anthea Innes

Dr. Anthea Innes

Anthea is a social scientist who has specialised in the area of dementia for the last 25 years. At the core of her work is a concern to engage with the lived experiences of those impacted by dementia, namely, those diagnosed with the condition, their family members and professional care supporters. She has been an advocate for community engagement, inclusion and involvement of people living with dementia for the last decade, and enjoys working in partnership with people living with dementia in the conduct of research, dissemination (including a co-authored book in 2020, and sharing of examples of what works in practice for those living with dementia to different audiences.

World Alzheimer Report 2020 - Design, Dignity, Dementia: Dementia-related design and the built environment

A copy of the World Alzheimer Report 2020 - Design, Dignity, Dementia: Dementia-related design and the built environment Volume I from Alzheimer's Disease International.

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Dementia Friendly Hospitals from a Universal Design Approach: Design Guidelines

Guidance for hospitals related to dementia-friendly and universal design.

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Developing Supportive Design for People with Dementia

Resources and tools to help enable hospitals, care homes, primary care premises and specialist housing providers to become more dementia-friendly.

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Travelling Safely with Dementia

Tips for travelling safely with dementia, including by car, taxi, train, bus, boat, and air.

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Becoming Dementia Friendly: Checklist for a physical environment

A checklist for dementia-friendly physical environments from the Alzheimer Society.

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The Universal Design Network of Canada

How universal design is applied in Canada.

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