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[Registration Closed] The 81st Breakfast Meeting – A designed approach to Dementia inclusivity (October 3, 2019)

[Registration Closed] The 81st Breakfast Meeting – A designed approach to Dementia inclusivity (October 3, 2019)

This seminar will be held in English (No simultaneous translation will be available).

Longer lifespans are resulting in population aging in every country around the world with Japan leading the way. For this reason, Japan must create community-based integrated care systems to enable elderly people to continue living with peace of mind in the places to which they are most accustomed. This need is also recognized in the field of dementia and a movement to create dementia-friendly communities is advancing in every region to help those who develop dementia remain in good environments and familiar surroundings as long as possible. This type of community-building recognizes the diverse needs of people with dementia and their families. This approach is expected to effectively create dementia-friendly communities in the future.

Within this context, the changes in physical abilities such as sight, hearing, and motor skills that occur due to dementia are being analyzed to create and implement environmental designs that take these changes into account. This effort has energized activities for creating dementia-friendly environments. In Japan, such designs have begun to be introduced at facilities for elderly people or in homes, and further research into this field and popularization of such design methods is anticipated.
For the 81st breakfast meeting, we will welcome University of Stirling Dementia Service Development Center (DSDC) Chief Architect Ms. Lesley Palmer from Scotland, where cutting-edge work is being done in environmental design for dementia. Together with everyone in the audience, we will deepen our understanding of dementia-friendly environmental design, learn about the latest research results, and hear prospects for the future.

Ms. Lesley Palmer
■ Date & Time
Thursday, October 3, 8:00-9:15
■ Venue
EGG JAPAN (10th Floor, Shin-Marunouchi Building, 1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
■ Participation Fee
・General: 2,500 JPN Yen
・Students (undergraduate only): 1,500 JPN Yen (student ID required)
* Individual Supporting Members: Free
■ Profile
Ms. Lesley Palmer 
Lesley Palmer is the Chief Architect at the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling & co-founder of Iridis – a built environment digital assessment programme at the University of Stirling. Lesley is also the founding Director of INCH architecture an award-winning social enterprise architecture practice who specialize in supporting charitable organizations & economically disadvantaged communities. With 20 years of architectural professional practice, Lesley is an experienced architect and a confident leader of cross-disciplinary design teams.
Lesley leads the DSDC Dementia Design Team, which offers dementia consultancy services in architecture & design, design training and advising clients throughout their build project on the importance of and practical application of dementia design principles.
Lesley works globally supporting clients in projects in Japan, India, Australia, America, Europe, and the UK. Her fields of interest are: designing for people with dementia; demonstrating impact through good design & community benefits; and democratizing architecture.
Lesley previously held the position of Studio Director for the BSc Honors year at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, and has been a guest critic at several acclaimed schools of architecture including; Bauhaus Weimar &Glasgow School of Art.

Registration will close at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2019. Participants will be selected by a draw of lots and informed of the results by Thursday, September 26. Individual supporting members of HGPI will be notified earlier.
After registration has been completed, a confirmation email will be automatically sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact HGPI by email at or by phone at 03-4243-7156.
In the event that you would like to cancel your registration, please inform us by noon on Monday, September 30, after which HGPI reserves the right to collect a cancellation fee.

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