Design for Dementia Care

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Dementia Care Bedroom Principles

An informational diagram to help improve the bedroom environment for the care of the elderly and dementia care

care home bedroom

1Blackout blinds can help with a good night’s rest and reduce shadows which, like reflections, can be disturbing for some people with dementia. read the principle behind this here ..:

2 To aid orientation to the bed, ensure appropriate colour contrasts between between the cover sheet and the pillow. read the principle behind this here ..:

3Principle #1/ #6: Avoid clutter and rugs that could be tripped over and tables and chairs that may be in the way. Read the principleS behind this principle one and principle six

4 To aid accessibility, remove doors from wardrobes so that clothes can be seen easily. Furniture designed with dementia in mind can be very helpful. on an open shelf ready to be worn the next morning. Other garments can be stored away from sight (if appropriate) until they are needed. read the principle behind this here ..:

5 Some people with dementia may a stranger is in the room. Consider removing or covering mirrors if this becomes a problem. read the principle behind this here ..

6 Remove clutter but maintain familiarity in the relaxing environment. Include photographs and objects of importance. read the principle behind this here ..

7 Consider using a plug-in motion sensor light to illuminate the way to the bathroom and back at night. read the principle behind this here ..

8 Ensure even lighting with a minimum light level of 300 lux. Dimmable LED lighting is highly recommended. read the principle behind this here ..

9 A clock indicating whether it is day or night may help a person with dementia to know whether it is time to wake up or time to sleep. read the principle behind this here ..

10 Ensure clear colour contrasts between the wall and the light switch so it can be readily identified without difficulty. read the principle behind this here ..

11 Keep the door open and ensure unobstructed sight lines from the bed to the toilet. This will allow for the bathroom to be located more easily. Ensure there is clear colour contrast between doors and the door frame so doorways can be found with minimal difficulty. read the principle behind this here ..