Brain Health & Housing: Design for Ageing
About the Seminar Series
The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) and Respond are delighted to co-host a series of seminars which will advance our understanding of brain health as it applies to housing design, care provision and homeless services. Seminars will bring together leading brain health and housing experts to examine:
- The design of housing services in the context of ageing and dementia.
- Promoting brain health, across the life-course, and developing sustainable communities.
- Equity, brain health and housing.
- The human perspective of brain health issues for both housing service users and providers.
Design for Ageing
Please join us for the inaugural seminar, 21 June, which will explore the biomedical, social, design, and community considerations of age-adapted living including the relationship between brain health and the built environment and how green innovations can help older adults live healthier and happier lives.
It will be an action-oriented session, aiming to discuss, generate and disseminate best practice in the field.
This opening seminar will be launched by Darragh O’Brien, T.D., Irish Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage and will be chaired by Aine Kerr, journalist and co-founder of Kinzen.
- Ian Robertson, Co-Director, GBHI
- Declan Dunne, CEO, Respond
"The relationship between brain health and the built environment"
- Greg Walsh and Fiona Walsh, Co-Founders, DDS Architects, Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health
"Nature assisted health innovations in elderly care"
- Rutger de Graaf, Innovation Manager, Pennemes and Het Mennistenerf
- Berenice Werle, Geriatrician, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
- Suzanne Timmons, Clinical Lead, National Dementia Office
- Marissa Plouin, Housing Policy Analyst, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Nora Owen, Former Irish Minister for Justice
- Tom Grey, Research Fellow, TrinityHaus Research Center, Trinity College
OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Policy Briefs: A crisis on the horizon: Ensuring affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities.
Bibliography of scientific articles that show different benefits of nature in aged care.
Seminars will be of interest to a public audience as well as policy makers, academics, housing and brain health professionals.