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Creating a dementia friendly care home setting

Posted on Fri 13th Jul, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  We recently read an interesting article in The Care Home Environment Magazine entitled 'How to create a dementia friendly care home setting'. The article was written by Davina Ludlow, chair of carehome.co.uk and gives some really good insight on elements that should be incorporated into a care home environment, whether creating a new purpose-built home or making adaptations to an existing ...

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Photographs of occupants on dementia bedroom signage: do they work?

Posted on Wed 11th Jul, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  Being manufacturers of dementia signage, we’re always looking around at what is available on the market and ideas that people have tried in care homes and hospitals to effectively communicate with people with dementia and help them locate their own spaces.   Anyone working within dementia care will know that this is not always easy and conventional signage generally isn’...

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New Facebook page focuses on dementia communication and healthcare environments

Posted on Wed 27th Jun, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

While we do have a social media presence, we've thought for a while that we wanted to create something that was much more of a hub for dementia communication and healthcare environments rather than an extension of our website. We have therefore created a Facebook page that is intended to be just that. You can find it here.   The purpose of this page is not to post company news but to share ...

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Dementia friendly pictures for care homes and hospitals

Posted on Mon 18th Jun, 2018 in: Art In Healthcare, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  A guide to choosing appropriate pictures for dementia environments   One of our products, Reversible Mirrors, features a mirror on one side and a picture on the reverse. It is designed for those with dementia who experience a fear of their reflection (you can read more about this here) because it allows you to turn the mirror around to display the picture instead. Now, we all know t...

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What if you don’t recognise your own reflection?

Posted on Wed 2nd May, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, General News

Or, worse still, are scared by it   Fear of reflection can be a common issue for people with dementia; it’s something that we’ve covered before on the blog. The reason being that the mirror simply does not reflect the perception that people have of themselves because they think they are much younger. More recent memories have faded and therefore they have reverted to a former ve...

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