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Latest posts in July, 2018

Could blue plates help people with dementia eat better?

Posted on Fri 20th Jul, 2018 in: Dementia Friendly Environments

  A hospital in North Wales has introduced blue plates for patients with dementia in a bid to help them eat more. (See the article here). The strongly coloured plates are designed to contrast with the food placed on it to enable people affected by visuoperception issues (that are common in dementia) to see the food properly and recognise that it should be eaten.   The theory is that i...

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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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