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Latest posts in January, 2019

No longer able to recognise yourself in dementia

Posted on Mon 28th Jan, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  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 ...

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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...

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Preventing falls in dementia

Posted on Fri 18th Jan, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments, Dementia Friendly Products

  Trips and falls are a big problem for older people and can have significant consequences. Fall prevention is something that all care environments try hard to implement but the risk of a fall increases greatly in those living with dementia.   This risk is predominantly due to the decline in visuoperceptual abilities. People with dementia are often not able to perceive things accurate...

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The power of interior design to aid well-being in dementia environments

Posted on Wed 16th Jan, 2019 in: Dementia Design, Dementia Friendly Environments

  The theories of how good interior design can have a positive effect on well-being is well documented. A recent article here on the Barbour website gives an overview of how aspects such as colour, lighting, acoustics and furniture can influence the space’s occupants, in either a positive or negative way: some colours can visually stimulate but others can overwhelm; light can improve m...

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