Wednesday, August 17

Make a Dementia-Friendly House

VIDEO - HOME IMPROVEMENT:

It is important that people living with dementia have the best quality of life possible in their homes. See simple changes that create a more dementia-friendly environment, enhancing emotional well-being and independence.



Inexpensive and simple changes to a house can make it so much more dementia-friendly. See this video for good ideas from the Social Care Institute for Excellence. Below the video are Amazon links to helpful items described in this film clip.

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Make a dementia-friendly house with help from Amazon.com

SOURCE:
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

6 comments :

  1. This is nice if you own your home but wont work if you rent

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    1. Even for rentals, the Social Care Institute for Excellence had a lot of good ideas in the video... A special clock, high contrast colored dishes, red toilet seat and red light switches, etc.

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  2. Interesting video with some useful and practical tips. Pleased the garden got a mention although the potential for developing an external therapeutic space could have been explored in some more detail. We have created a free online design guide for people living with dementia which can be applied both internally and externally, we hope it is useful - http://www.dementiagardens.com/design-guide/4583663973

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  4. I see the Seniors Phone you have advertised here - maybe someone in your country should design a phone like the one on the this link: http://www.kisaphone.com.au/dementia.aspx - this is a phone I bought for my husband who has Alzheimer's and he finds it really easy to use. It is only available in Australia, but surely a phone company could design a similar thing in your country?

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  5. Thank you for sharing this video. I work for the Alzheimer's Association and plan on sharing it with several care partners!

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