01274 728831

Our products can make a difference to patients' state of mind, wellbeing and recovery

BradfordTriangleTriangle
Gradient

Blog

Shadow

Blog Archive

Latest posts in Dementia Design

Exceptional Contribution to Dementia Care Award

Posted on Wed 27th Mar, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, General News, Healthcare Projects

New Vision nominated for 2019 award   We were delighted to have been nominated for the Exceptional Contribution to Dementia Care Award this year at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo. The Expo offers 4 awards at the show and it was a great honour to be among the 8 nominees in this category. Others included Tovertafel (The Magic Table) and Ageless Innovation.   The judges visi...

Read More

The significance of personal grooming in dementia

Posted on Thu 14th Mar, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Fear Of Reflection In Dementia

And why having the choice of keeping a mirror is important   A great deal of research has been done into the value of personal grooming in dementia and studies such as the Hair and Care project have concluded that appearance related issues should be given more prominence in health and social care policy and dementia care practice. Just recently carehome.co.uk reported about a care home that...

Read More

Decline in navigation skills in dementia

Posted on Fri 8th Feb, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  Using design to compensate for reduced ability to navigate spaces   This article from The Guardian from last year gives an insight into the issues that people living with dementia experience around navigation. In it, Wendy Mitchell – who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 4 years ago at the age of 58 – describes the difficulties that she has with finding her way around...

Read More

No longer able to recognise yourself in dementia

Posted on Mon 28th Jan, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Fear Of Reflection In Dementia

  When your mum thinks you’re someone they went to school with, how can we expect them to recognise themselves?   There is a video doing the rounds on social media that shows a son filming his mother, who is living with dementia, during a trip out to a restaurant. He is shown asking her who she thinks his mum is and who she thinks he is. She can’t answer the questions and ...

Read More

The strategic use of colour in dementia environments

Posted on Fri 25th Jan, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments

  Dulux working with the Building Research Establishment (BRE)   We have written many times on the blog about how good design can improve well-being in dementia environments and the role that colour and contrast has in this process. We were very interested therefore to read about how Dulux Trade is working with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to develop a series of colour ra...

Read More

View Older Posts
Secure Shopping Payment Logos