Teresa Atkinson: Speaking at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo Birmingham

Association For Dementia Studies, University of Worcester

Teresa Atkinson

Understanding the impact of the environment for people living with dementia

Over 850,000 people in the UK are currently living with dementia. Small changes and adaptations to the environment can make a significant difference to enabling people with dementia to enjoy a better quality of life. This seminar will help people to understand basic design principles which can be incorporated in hospitals, care homes and people’s own homes to maximise autonomy, independence and safety.


Biography

Teresa Atkinson has been a senior research fellow at the Association for Dementia Studies for 7 years. She began her career working with NHS Mental Health Trusts evaluating training and psychosocial interventions for family carers of people living with dementia. Teresa currently leads on the Enabling Environments for People Living with Dementia Programme offering training, consultancy and research to empower providers to develop environments to maximise autonomy and independence for those living with dementia. Within this portfolio of work, Teresa has worked on co-production models with a variety of organisations to create standards and guidelines for a range of housing and clinical settings.

Association For Dementia Studies, University of Worcester

Teresa Atkinson

Understanding the impact of the environment for people living with dementia

Over 850,000 people in the UK are currently living with dementia. Small changes and adaptations to the environment can make a significant difference to enabling people with dementia to enjoy a better quality of life. This seminar will help people to understand basic design principles which can be incorporated in hospitals, care homes and people’s own homes to maximise autonomy, independence and safety.


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