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Rethinking Senior Living: Supporting Comfort and Belonging for People Living with Dementia

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In the next Walk with Me webinar, we will explore the environment and how it shapes the experiences of people living with dementia. Strategies and resources will be shared supporting team members in senior living to assess living spaces and make simple improvements to enhance quality of life for those that live and work in the space.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how dementia can cause sensory changes and how that impacts the experiences of people living with dementia
  • Discuss how the physical and social environment contribute to one’s sense of comfort and belonging
  • Learn about a framework to look at spaces through the eyes of and in collaboration with those living with dementia
  • Learn strategies to assess senior living settings and make simple improvements, including two free resource downloads


  • Agnes Houston, MBE, Dementia Activist
  • Dr. Al Power, Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
  • Laura Aguiar, MPH, BASc

Who should attend? 

  • Team members and leadership in senior living
  • Older adults, people living with dementia
  • Architects, interior designers
  • Family care partners


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