Future Health 2050 series: From Room to Village: Design Support for Competence in Dementia

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The latest instalment of the Future Health 2050 series took place on 9 July, featuring a panel of experts who discussed designopportunities 
to enhance the lives of those with dementia. 
The webinar was a great success, and the recording is now available to watch.

Titled 'From Room to Village: Design Support for Competence in Dementia,' the webinar, supported by Gerflor, explored how environmental design at various scales can improve the abilities of individuals with dementia. This included spaces ranging from individual rooms to entire villages and health policies.

The webinar explored how design could contribute to the 'I’m Still Here HOPE' narrative, shifting the focus from despair and medication to disability, hope, and thoughtful design.

The physical environment was highlighted as crucial in uncovering abilities, fostering skills, and supporting competencies, especially for those with dementia. Despite the stigma and narrative of inevitable decline, individuals with dementia have many competencies that can be highlighted through thoughtful design.

We look forward to your continued participation as we shape the Future of Health 2050. 


Watch the recoridng here.




Chair: Dr John Zeisel, PhD, Hon DSc, founder, I’m Still Here Foundation; Hopeful Aging, USA
Panel: Andrea Mohn, principal, Andrea Möhn Architects; lecturer, Delft University of Technology; Academy of Architecture and Urbanism, Netherlands
Julia del Rio, architect, Gapont Atelier, Liechtenstein, Austria
Dr Etienne Bourdon PhD, head, Panacea Health Design; associate researcher, Sorbonne Paris Nord University, France
Beatrice Fraenkel, director, Design in Mental Health Network; trustee, Design Council, UK
Ann-Kathrin Salich,
lecturer, Leibniz University Hannover; founder, Ann Architectural Design Studio, Germany