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Friday 20th March 2019

Dementia care

at the hospital & in the home.



Andrea Harman - Ecophon

Ben Wall - LSI Architects

Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am

According to the Alzheimer's society "one person will develop dementia every three minutes, with nearly three-quarters of people with the condition also living with one or more other long-term conditions or disabilities". "Integrating health and social care provides a unique opportunity to transform the lived experience of people with dementia". 

Come and join us as our experts in dementia care design explore how these spaces can be suitably designed and whether integrated services meet the wide-ranging needs for those with dementia when they move from independence to nursing care?


  • What impact are institutions like the NHS having on those with dementia?

  • Is there a healthier alternative?

  • How can building help people who feel permanently lost?

  • What is the role of architecture and external environments in well-being?

  • What is the importance of a sensory approach to designing accessible spaces for people with dementia?

  • What is the latest thinking in integrated care?


Andrea Harman

Andrea Harman is the Concept Developer for Healthcare for the UK and Ireland for Saint-Gobain Ecophon.  Having worked in the field of room acoustics for more than twenty years she is active in developing the link between sound and well-being.


Andrea has recently completed an MSc in Dementia Studies. She regularly writes articles and presents on the effects of noise on people with dementia and on using the design of the built environment to aid interaction and inclusion.

Ben Wall
LSI Architects

Working within the acute healthcare team Ben has significant experience of private and NHS healthcare projects, including work at Holly House Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Ben leads LSI’s dementia design review process. His wealth of experience in the design and delivery of dementia specific environments includes the Minsmere Ward at Beccles Hospital, named ‘best dementia care facility’ at the 2018 Building Better Healthcare Awards.  Ben has spoken at numerous events around dementia care, including the University of Surrey Advances in dementia care design, technology and practice conference.

At Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Ben’s projects include a £500K dementia ward refurbishment, a £1M refurbishment of ward environments as part of a Winter Capacity scheme and a £300K research and development space for the University of Cambridge at the Addenbrooke’s Site.