64 minutes | Jul 14, 2021

Architecture as Empowerment for People with Dementia

Jennifer Sodo and Max Winters share a core belief about architecture: It’s not just supposed to look nice, but actually improve people’s lives. The senior associates at architecture and design firm Perkins Eastman join “Elevate Eldercare” to discuss how the built and natural environments are essential to creating inclusive, empowering communities for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Using their visit to Hogeway – a unique and controversial dementia care community in the Netherlands that has received national media attention in the U.S. – as a focal point, Sodo and Winters discuss the delicate balance between independence and safety for memory care communities, and how providers can use bricks, mortar, and nature to achieve the goal of truly dignified and integrated spaces for elders.    Connect with Sodo and Winters on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferacolley/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/max-winters/ Check out Sodo and Winters’s podcast, “Shaping Dementia Environments”: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shaping-dementia-environments/id1561254549 Watch CNN’s 2013 profile of Hogeway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwiOBlyWpko Show notes/call to action: Learn more about The Green House Project: www.thegreenhouseproject.org Register for GHP’s newest in-person and virtual event, DementiaVerse: thegreenhouseproject.org/events/dementiaverse
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