The environment: sensory, physical, social

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Foundational
  • 45 minutes
  • Online Module
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In this module we introduce the general design features for patient safety and wellbeing. We consider the person’s interaction with their environment and whether there are features in the environment which can be modified to promote ability and way-finding, and reduce stress. You will learn about the 10 principles of environmental design that apply to people living with dementia. This is module 8 in the 9-part module series: The View from Here: Skills in Dementia Care for Acute Settings

Enabling Environments



Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
45 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Identify both psychosocial and physical factors in the environment that may impact on the person with dementia.
  • Apply the 10 evidenced-based principles of environmental design to improve the wellbeing and quality of care for people with dementia.