Design for Dementia Care

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At find, we aim to create a safe, supportive environment for people living with dementia.

As the C.Q.C. put it, we help by:

“providing appropriate opportunities, encouragement and support to service users in relation to promoting their autonomy, independence and community involvement”

Creating the right environment means people can maintain their independence and live more comfortably.

Colour is a valuable tool when creating the right environment and colour contrast is an essential component for making features stand out; this applies to crockery, flooring, signage  etc.

Stimulating memories with memory boxes, photos and era-specific posters is greatly beneficial.  These items prompt memories and associations to help Care Home residents feel relaxed, safe and  at-home. They all prompt healthy conversation and interaction between residents and carers.

The video illustrates how Elmhurst Residential Care Home in Ulverston Cumbria, has incorporated our products into their Care Home to create the right environment for people living with dementia.

Since this film was made find has continued to develop more products to further enhance the care environment.

Source: The Open University

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