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Design for the Aging Mind - Solutions for Every Setting Workshop

When: September 19, 2019
Time: 9:00am Eastern
Price: $465 early bird ($515 after 7/19)



Today’s designers, architects and healthcare providers are faced with an unprecedented demand to address design challenges presented by a rapidly aging global population. While design solutions have long been addressing the physical needs presented by people as they age, the need to consider and deploy design solutions that assist with challenges posed by the aging mind are also essential.

In this one day intensive workshop, expert faculty will share current challenges posed when the mind ages, discuss design interventions that can assist people (and their care givers) with those challenges, and present case studies and best practices that integrate architecture, design and technology into healthy, safe living environments. You’ll discuss the state-of-the-practice in care for people suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and other memory issues and explore future potential design interventions that enable their care.  



Location Information

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
TEL: 1-443-573-8700

Room deadline: August 23
Room rate: $169.00
Rooms available:
September 16-19

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Presenting Faculty


Principal, JSRAssociates, Inc.

Opening Keynote: Human Interaction & The Physical Environment

As person-centered care evolves, there is a third leg needed for the proverbial “three-legged stool” that must be evaluated during the planning and programming of multigenerational communities and the incorporation of those requiring memory care. This is the understanding of the human interaction within spaces, including identification of what entails a meaningful interaction and true engagement, what interactions build socialization and neighboring, and what are the supportive spaces that enhance and encourage human interaction. This presentation will include examples of integrating various voices into the planning and programming of spaces as part of community development that serves multigenerational settings, supports those with various abilities, and the resulting ultimate positive outcomes.



Principal, SmithGroup
Research Findings and Trends in the Small House Approach






Addie Abushousheh, PhD, Assoc. AIA, EDAC
Research Associate, The Center for Health Design
Designing for Memory Care

The number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (ADoD) is growing exponentially; design is an under-utilized resource that can dramatically improve the quality of living for the millions of individuals living with ADoD. This course is designed to help those designing settings for memory care specifically, as well as benefit individuals designing within the continuum of healthcare environments. Additionally, because of the prevalence of dementia outside of healthcare settings, the information has relevance to residential, commercial, hospitality and other applications. Attendees learn about normal changes associated with aging as well as information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias before beginning an in-depth exploration of the ways in which the designed environment can serve as a therapeutic resource to support and enable aging individuals, and especially those with ADoD.



Maggie Calkins, PhD, EDAC, FGSA
Board Chair, IDEAS
My Plan is Better than Your Plan: A Lively Discussion on Memory Care Design Options