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Dementia Design Trends for 2018

Posted on Wed 28th Feb, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, Healthcare Projects

  Contrasting colours, landmarks and a homely feel   Barbour has recently published an article on interior design trends for 2018 across key sectors such as retail, hospitality and healthcare (see it here). The section on design for dementia reads as follows: A rapid increase in cases of dementia has led to the importance of interior design for dementia patients. Whether this be in h...

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Challenge Dementia launches to find next-generation products to help people living with dementia

Posted on Wed 31st Jan, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products, General News

A prize fund of £100,000 is being offered to allow new products to be developed that allow people with dementia to retain connections with their existing lives and to remain independent for longer. Challenge Dementia has been launched by Essex County Council as a UK-wide initiative open to individuals, teams and companies to come up with products, ideas or services that could help people wit...

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Making care homes future proof for dementia

Posted on Wed 6th Dec, 2017 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

The case for making all areas dementia friendly, not just the dementia units Recently we read this comment from Bryon Chappell who is the regional area manager for Impey, a shower manufacturer that specialises in equipment for people with disabilities and care needs. He spoke about fitting out care homes for people living with dementia and said: “Due to the progressive nature of dementia, ...

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Applying dementia design theories in care homes

Posted on Tue 5th Dec, 2017 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

Principles apply across all areas of care home design It’s true to say that the principles of good design remain constant, whatever the application so we were interested to read this article on the Building Better Healthcare website that looks at designing dementia friendly bathrooms. So many of the principles that we work hard to adhere to in our dementia friendly signage and other dementi...

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Memory boxes for dementia in care homes

Posted on Fri 24th Nov, 2017 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

The benefits of creating a memory box for someone living with dementia have been well documented and it’s often recommended as a good compliment to reminiscence therapies. This is often something that’s suggested as a home activity but it is possible to experience equivalent benefits in a care home setting. Just as a hand held memory box can be used to stimulate long term memories and...

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