Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD
Time; 7.45 - 10.15am
According to the Alzheimer's Society there are around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. One in 14 people over 65 will develop dementia, and the condition affects 1 in 6 people over 80. The number of people with dementia is increasing because people are living longer. It is estimated that by 2025, the number of people with dementia in the UK will have increased to around 1 million.
The NHS states that although there is no cure for dementia at present, if it's diagnosed in the early stages, there are ways you can slow it down and maintain mental function. A diagnosis can help people with dementia get the right treatment and support, and help those close to them to prepare and plan for the future
Come and join us as we discuss how the way we design our spaces and environment can be beneficial to those affected:
How do we make the individual experience of living with dementia and mental health issues more comfortable & rewarding?
What can we do to ensure living with dementia and mental health issues need not mean a separation from the community?
How can we provide inspiring & benign environments for older people and those living with dementia?
What measures are there to ensure safety and well-being focus on dementia suffers and their carers?
How can we provide sutiable external spaces?
Sonnemann Toon Architects
Since joining Sonnemann Toon in 2013, Kasia has worked on multiple healthcare projects with special emphasis on treatment and well-being. In addition to new built developments she has gained extensive experience in retrofit and refurbishment projects, including Listed Buildings.
Through her work, Kasia developed skills in healthcare design in-line with the principles for mental health and dementia friendly environments.