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Webinar: Designing Settings for Memory Care: Strategies to Support Normal-Aging and Dementia-Related Changes

When: July 25, 2019
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: $65 Individual View/$150 Group View

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


This webinar is free to our Affiliate+ members.


The number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is growing exponentially. Now more than ever, it is imperative that the environment is designed to support normal changes associated with aging as well as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The information shared in this webinar will undoubtedly help those designing settings for memory care specifically, as well as benefiting individuals designing within the continuum of healthcare environments at large. Additionally, because of the prevalence of aging and dementia outside of healthcare settings, the information has relevance to residential, commercial, hospitality and other applications as well.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias in comparison with normal age-related changes.

  • Explore the designed environment as a therapeutic resource to support memory care.

  • Identify specific design goals and strategies that address the most pressing issues associated with aging and memory care.

  • Secure access to useful tools and resources to advance the quality of living and working in memory care settings.


Presenting Faculty

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

Addie is a gerontologist, researcher, and consultant for organizational and environmental development in long-term care. She explores cultural and bio-psycho-social perspectives, organizational structures and processes, physical environments, workforce models, and regulatory and financial frameworks in relation to decision making, resource management, and quality improvement. With combined expertise in architecture, organizational development, aging and applied research, Abushousheh advances comprehensive and translational agendas related to quality assessment and performance improvement. Addie is a Senior Research Associate with The Center for Health Design, an Adjunct Faculty member at Kent State University, and a Senior Living Advisor for Abacus Institute.