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COMING SOON: Livable Housing through the lens of Dementia

1 Feb 2021 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AWST

$15 – $65

Interactive experience session

The Liveable Housing Australia Design Guidelines are increasingly being referred to by local planning authorities. Clare Paterson will discuss how their application has been used in various housing situations and the steps required to have a project LHA Certified.

With a focus on the acute hospital environment, Ellie Newman will give you a better understanding on how dementia can affect the way a person experiences and interacts with the built environment. Experience the visual, hearing and physical disabilities than can accompany old age and dementia.

We will need two volunteers to wear an ageing suit to demonstrate the impact of ageing on the body.
Please contact wa@architecture.com.au and let us know if you’re interested prior to the event.

SPEAKERS


Clare Paterson
Dip. B.D&D
Liveable Housing Australia Design Guideline Assessor 20114
KPA Architects

Clare has worked on a range of projects including aged care, residential and interior design. Clare is a registered Liveable Housing Australia Design Guideline Assessor, which involves certifying current and future homes and assessing how a home can be better designed to suit a resident’s abilities. Clare is also in the process to be registered as one of the first Specialist Disability Accommodation Certifiers nationally to certify projects under the NDIS.

Ellie Newman
Clinical Specialist for Delirium and Dementia,
Royal Perth/Bentley Hospital.

Ellies session will focus on the experience of the built environment for the older patient living with dementia (or cognitive impairment more broadly) in a health care setting. The session will be experiential and perhaps a touch challenging, to build understanding and empathy from participants. Hopefully this will help architects consider the impact of design decisions on the end user (older person living with dementia).

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Experience the visual, hearing and physical disabilities than can accompany old age and dementia.
  2. Provide a better understanding on how dementia can affect the way a person experiences and interacts with the built environment.
  3. Understand the requirements of the various levels in the Liveable Housing Australia (LHA) Design Guidelines.
  4. What steps are required to certify a project under LHA.

This seminar is worth 2 Core CPD points on completion of the seminar activities.

Program

5:00Arrival 
5:30Liveable Housing Australia Design Talk
5:50Dementia Body Suit Demonstration
6:35Question & Answers
6:50Further demo’s of Dementia suit
7:00Event Ends
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Details

Date:
1 Feb 2021
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm AWST
Cost:
$15 – $65
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Organiser

WA CHAPTER
Phone:
0863243100
Email:
wa@architecture.com.au

Venue

Australian Institute of Architects – WA Chapter
33 Broadway
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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