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March 2020 Tool
Understanding the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, better equips design teams to create supportive care and living spaces. Changes that can be credited to dementia are noticeably different from the changes typical of normal aging, but both can occur at the same time. 
Design Strategies
March 2020 Design Strategies
Understanding the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, better equips design teams to create supportive living spaces. Devising goals that target single symptoms and objectives is not always practical, however, because changes associated with aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias tend to appear in “clusters” rather than in isolation. The design-based evidence associated with designing supportive memory care settings results in 12 programmatic design strategies.
Webinar
February 2020 Webinar
​This webinar highlights a case study of the ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development and explores how the design caused the building itself to become a tool for therapy, learning, and teaching.
Executive Summary
February 2020 Executive Summary
Learn about: the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how thoughtful design can reduce stress associated with declining physical abilities, memory loss, and care provision.
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Webinar
February 2020 Webinar
This webinar addresses the ongoing development of a set of interactive and visually engaging annotated diagrams that can help to improve patient, staff, organizational, and even community-wide outcomes within hospital, outpatient, clinical, and home-based environments. 
EBD Journal Club
February 2020 EBD Journal Club
Sachs, N., Shepley, M., Peditto, K., Hankinson, M.T., Giebink, B., Thompson, T. (2019). Health Environments Research & Design Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1937586719856349
Webinar
January 2020 Webinar
This webinar will cover the definitions and content in the new section of the Guidelines, along with the research and practice-based evidence to support these design approaches.
Webinar
October 2019 Webinar
 In this webinar, two lighting experts will address innovative behavioral health lighting design strategies, review case studies and current research, and offer how you can adapt lessons learned to provide friendlier environments for residents, staff and families.
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Webinar
September 2019 Webinar
This webinar will share how this innovative housing facility, addressing both pediatric and adult families, became a reality through a unique partnership and financial model.
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Webinar
August 2019 Webinar
This webinar will share case studies and lessons learned from new and emerging examples of care delivery, including microhospitals; virtual care centers; and innovative clinical care models that are more nimble, cost and operationally efficient, and respond more directly to patient expectations.