Dementia Centred

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By Ailidh Aikman

August 12th, 2018

Dates for your diary - International Masterclass 2018

Following the success of last years' International Masterclass: Design for Dementia and Ageing, we are delighted to announce its return in November 2018. 

A range of leaders in the fields of design and ageing presented latest developments in their sector, sharing knowledge and experiences on how to help the world's growing ageing population. Dementia and ageing feeds into ongoing research within the University of Stirling, including studies into improving experiences for hospital admissions for people with dementia, the role of neighbourhoods for people with dementia, and what constitutes as a 'good life' in later years. 

Speakers included: 

- Kanoko Oishi from Mediva Japan who shared Mediva's experiences creating a senior living development in the Tokyo suburb of Setagaya. The project later went on to achieve a DSDC Gold Accreditation for Dementia Design: the first buildings outside of Europe to be awarded with the gold standard. Read miore about the project here

- Professor Louise Nygard from the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Professor Nygard is the leader of the research group CACTUS (Cognitive ACessibility and Technology Use) when ageing in home and society and shared her knowledge on everyday technology and dementia. 

- Yinka Williams. an Architect from Nigeria whose father lives with dementia. Yinka and six of her friends started Lemon & Feathers Ltd as a resource centre to provide public enlightenment, medical guidance, advocacy for designing, planning and building step-free, single-storey buildings as retirement homes for the elderly, or retrofits/conversion of existing homes that would ease their activities of daily living.  

Watch the video from last years' event

This year the International Masterclass will be held on 13 - 14 November. Book your place here. We look forward to welcoming you to Stirling later in the year. 

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