Dementia Design School, Dublin 2017
£750 – £800
Dementia Design School, Dublin 2017

Dementia Design School, Dublin 2017

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Ashling Hotel

Parkgate Street

Dublin 8, Ireland

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DSDC’s Design School has been developed to cover a range of design subjects, for both new builds and renovations.  It is ideal for issues that will relate to effective commissioning, project management and designing the internal and external environment, including lighting. 

By using a balance of theory and practice it pulls together the key issues for consideration when designing to support people with a diagnosis of dementia and those with a cognitive impairment.  A variety of learning and delivery mediums are used, including lectures, workshops and discussion groups. 

Delegates will all be provided with their own DSDC Audit Tool, which contains a series of resources for carrying out self-assessment of environments that are used by people with dementia.  The course outcomes support the audit tool and so it is an ideal resource for delegates to take back to their place of work. 

Although the Design School has a standard programme, each school is attended by delegates from a variety of backgrounds and professions.  By having this range, delegates often are able to challenge each other’s perceptions, in turn improving the overall learning experience. 


Ideal for

Ideal opportunity for commissioners, architects, designers, project managers and dementia specialists.  There will be plenty of opportunities to network with other delegates and course presenters. 



The course will cover;

           Practical solutions to design excellence

-          Design principles

-          Interiors

-          Gardens and outside spaces

-          Balconies, roof gardens and terraces

-          Lighting

-          Acoustics

-          Award winning examples of excellence

           Designing for success – the impact on end users (people with dementia and staff)

-          Reducing adverse incidents

-          Reducing falls

-          Optimising happiness of residents and staff

-          Reducing behavioural symptoms

-          Reducing staff turnover

-          Maximising quality service

           Making change happen – from concept to reality

-          Project management for success

-          Making the most of what you’ve got

-          Going for gold – quality assuring design


Included in the price:

-          2 day training course

-          DSDC design audit tool

-          Refreshments and lunches

-          Opportunity to network


Additional Information

In case the event is moved/cancelled, we ask overseas delegates to contact the centre prior to booking travel/accommodation for this event. 

Cancellations; to be entitled to a refund, all cancellations MUST be received in writing.  An 80% refund will be given if cancelled more than four weeks prior to the event and 50% refund if less than four weeks’ notice is given.  No refund will be given if cancellations are received within two weeks of the event.  If you are unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcomed. 

For further information about this event please contact Dawn Humble at or +44 (0) 1786 466427. 

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