Familiar Places

By Dementia Training Australia

Access on dta.com.au

This webinar was the first in series of two, exploring how to make a residential aged care or retirement living building feel more familiar to the people who call it home. This webinar introduced ways of supporting residents and staff to personalise indoor and outdoor spaces, and focus on specific day-to-day activities, such as having a richer dining experience. We focused on why a familiar environment is important, how we can create familiar indoor and outdoor environments, and how gardens can be set up to be more engaging spaces. The other webinar in this series, “Familiar places – Bedrooms & Dining Areas” can be found HERE

Enabling Environments


Resource Type:
Video recording

Learning Outcomes

After watching, staff should be able to:
  • Identify key components of a familiar environment.
  • Introduce strategies to create more familiar spaces and gardens for people living with dementia.
  • Reflect on the role of staff in creating familiar environments.