Design and behaviours: How and why design makes a difference

Date: TBC
Location: Virtual
Venue: Online
Event type: Webinar
Design and behaviours: How and why design makes a difference



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



If you suspect that your care environment is not fully supporting your residents’ health and wellbeing, you could well be right. Our immediate environment has a huge impact on how we feel and consequently behave – this is even more important for people living with dementia who are acutely sensitive to their environment. We have a responsibility to ensure that our care environments don’t contribute to their excess disability, poor health or wellbeing. These talks unpack the relationship between design and dementia, and explores the top contributing environmental factors that result in referrals to Dementia Support Australia.



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

  • Understand how and why human behaviour is influenced by environmental design.
  • List the top three environmental contributing factors for referral to DSA and expand on why they occur
  • Be able to identify a behaviour in your own care context which could be improved by a design intervention.



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Liz Fuggle MA MArch RIBA RIAS - Dementia Consultant, HammondCare



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).

Design and behaviours: How and why design makes a difference