Why take part
This short webinar is for aged care professionals in Australia and New Zealand who welcome help with dementia design and would like to transform the physical environment at their facility into a more home-like atmosphere.
Wednesday, November 10, 12:00-12:30 Perth / 15:00-15:30 Melbourne / 17:00-17:30 Wellington
All registrants receive a recording of the session and a package of inspiring ideas and examples of projects.
Familiarity, reminiscence, orientation
Rahzeb Choudhury, co-Founder True Doors, will share our experience with the Household Model and True Doors in Europe and North America, including what works best. He will touch on the recommendations of Royal Commission in Australia as they relate to dementia design.
Dignified Dementia Design
Rahzeb will then handover to Carolyne Taplin, Culture Change Consultant and True Doors representative Australia, who will talk through an example of a True Doors project using the principle of dignified dementia design as developed as a result of the Royal Commission.
We’ll end with Q&A.
Culture Change Consultant @True Doors, Australia
I am the Australian and New Zealand consultant for True Doors, taking photos of doors from the Southern hemisphere to add to the collection and assisting care facilities with their True Door projects. Over 10 years ago my mother, Margaret, started to become confused and have difficulties with finding her way home - she was diagnosed with mixed dementia and I began my association with dementia friendly communities and culture change in assisted living facilities. Working with the True Doors team enables me to combine my interests in community and photography while being supported by the knowledge and experience of the wider team.
Co-Founder and Executive Director, True Doors
Rahzeb is the founder of the platform company Lifelong Inspiration, which focuses on advancing person-centredness in commerce and society through strategy and technology solutions consulting and product or service development. In long-term care, Lifelong Inspiration is most well known for True Doors®, decals help that improve the lives of people with dementia. True Doors began as a social art and life story project and is now a respected brand adopted from Tasmania to Vancouver.
Rahzeb has been a London city banker, market trend analyst, and globe-trotting language technology entrepreneur. He and his family are based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.