BRE Dementia Home Virtual Visit - 8th December
Dementia is a growing challenge for both Finland and the UK.
Around 850,000 people in the UK currently have dementia, and the number of people with dementia is predicted to double in the next 30 years. Finland has one of the oldest populations in Europe, and around 14,500 people are diagnosed with a dementing disease each year.
How do we plan and deliver services for the rapidly growing elderly population, and adapt services to manage the rising challenge of dementia?
BRE Trust have built a demonstration home for those living with dementia, which presents evidence-based design, adaptation and support solutions.
The Department for International Trade, British Embassy in Helsinki and BRE Trust organised a virtual visit the BRE Dementia Home on 8th December 2020. In addition to the virtual visit, the event speakers shared their insights and took questions – to set the foundation for collaboration and knowledge-sharing between Finland and the UK.
The speakers were:
- Julie Taylor, DIT’s Healthy Ageing Specialist
- Architect Bill Halsall talking about the transfer of learning from Loughborough and Liverpool John Moores University into the design and build of the dementia Demonstrator.
- Panel Q&A involving Architect Bill Halsall, Professor Malcolm Cooke from Loughborough University and Dr Robert Macdonald from Liverpool John Moores University.