How to Create a Supportive Environment for Older Adults and People with Dementia


How to Create a Supportive Environment for Older Adults and People with Dementia

DementiaDementia InterventionsNon-Drug Therapeutic StrategiesQuality of Life

Live Webinar: Tuesday, July 23rd from 1pm – 2pm EST

Hear from Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP, an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant.

The physical environment is an important tool for helping individuals to engage in life and be independent. Older adults and people with dementia need special modifications to the home or long-term care environment to assist them in functioning at their best possible level. Although they may look aesthetically pleasing, unfortunately many long-term care settings are not designed to enhance functioning. In this presentation you’ll learn how to incorporate simple, low cost evidenced based design guidelines into your community to help residents thrive.

By the end of the presentation you will be able to :

  • Identify effective characteristics of signage and wayfinding cues that enable older adults to find their way
  • Discuss the best ways to visually organizing space to support independence
  • Incorporate the use of contrast and lighting during daily activities to facilitate engagement


Listen to the recording here. 

*All attendees will receive 1-hour of NCCAP, NCCDP and NAB CEU credits for attending the live webinar.

Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP
Executive Director
Brush Development Company

Jennifer Brush, is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant. Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests and abilities.

With her 25 years of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, facilitating ground-breaking research, and managing innovative person-centered projects for the Ohio Council for Cognitive Health, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve. Jennifer serves on the Association Montessori International (AMI) Advisory Board for Montessori for Aging and Dementia and as the Program Director for The National Center for Montessori and Aging at Crossway Community. She is the only AMI Certified Educator for Montessori for Aging and Dementia in the US.

Jennifer is the author of 5 nationally recognized books on dementia including the silver-medal winning Creative Connections in Dementia Care and I Care, the gold-medal winning work that also received a 5-star rating as a Reader Favorite.

Charles de Vilmorin
Linked Senior

Charles de Vilmorin is the co-founder and CEO of Linked Senior, a resident engagement platform for senior care. He has more than 9 years of experience in the healthcare and long-term care field. He is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Validation Method Worker.