Acoustic intrusions: Acoustic design in dementia care settings

Date: 20 November 2020 - 20 December 2020
Location: Virtual
Venue: Online
Event type: Webinar
Acoustic intrusions: Acoustic design in dementia care settings



Residential Aged Care Managers and staff working in residential or community care setting.



Noise is a very common contributing factor to behaviour that results in referrals to Dementia Support Australia. Noise is overstimulating – creating stress, anxiety and sometimes results in aggressive behaviour. These talks address aspects of why noise is so harmful and gives strategies for managing noise throughout your care environment.


At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of ageing and dementia on how we hear.
  • List some negative impacts of noise and hearing loss. 
  • Be able to identify residents who may be more affected by noise intrusion. 
  • Understand recommended sound levels for care home environments and how to measure levels in your own environment.
  • Describe four ways which can help reduce and manage noise levels in existing settings



Liz Fuggle MA MArch RIBA RIAS - Dementia Consultant, HammondCare

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Liz is a Dementia Consultant with HammondCare's Dementia Centre providing design training and consultancy services and heading up the Dementia Centre's Dementia Choices programme.

Between 2017 and 2019 she was a Design Manager in HammondCare's Property and Capital Works team helping to deliver five new homes. She is a UK registered Architect having practiced in the UK between 2005 and 2016 with dementia design specialists BPA Architecture. Her 90 bed care home for CareUK was a finalist in the 2014 Pinder's awards for 'Best Large Dementia Home'. She was an Associate of the University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre between 2012 and 2015 and is the author of 'Designing Interiors for People with Dementia' (The Publishing Bureau 2013).

Acoustic intrusions: Acoustic design in dementia care settings