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Memory boxes and their role in wayfinding for people with dementia

Posted on Mon 26th Nov, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  A recent article in The Care Home Environment Magazine by Peter Rose, the owner of The Care Home Designer, discusses seven key elements that are fundamentally important to how well a care home will function. These elements are colour schemes, themes, wayfinding, personalisation, destinations, lighting and toilets/bathrooms. We were particularly interested in what he had to say about wayfin...

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Is simply removing items the best strategy for people living with dementia?

Posted on Fri 26th Oct, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  Don’t we have a responsibility to find an alternative rather than just take something away?   Often the everyday items that surround us can become inappropriate for people with dementia due to the risk of harm or the distress that they can cause. Obviously if this is the case then it wouldn’t be appropriate to ignore these items, knowing their effects could be detrimenta...

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‘My friend in the mirror’: reflections are not always frightening in dementia

Posted on Mon 17th Sep, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  Different responses to reflection reinforce the need for choice   We have covered the issue of the fear of reflection for people with dementia several times on the blog and detailed how distressing it can be to not recognise your reflection as yourself. The distress usually stems from believing that person to be a stranger but it doesn’t necessarily affect all people with deme...

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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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