Bathroom Products for Dementia
Choosing the right Bathroom Products for people living with Dementia
Choosing the right bathroom products can make bathing safer and easier which will ultimately increase confidence and prolong independence.
While it’s vital to consider an individual’s needs, there are general design suggestions that are worth implementing to make bathrooms and toilets safer.
Below are some helpful tips and link to our range of dementia bathroom products.
Make the toilet door stand out
Doors that look the same will make harder to find the right door to the bathroom. Using a sticker to highlight the toilet door makes it easier for someone to find the right door.
Find’s Sticker Pack is an effective way to help ease a problem and maintain dignity. Supplied in a folder, the product uses an ingenious, re-usable adhesive allowing the labels to be stored, removed, or replaced as required.
Use a contrasting coloured toilet seat
Aging or someone with progressive dementia may find it difficult to rise from low positions. Raised toilet seats increase the height of the toilet. In addition to this, using a contrasting coloured toilet seat, will help to distinguish it from its surroundings.
When accessing the toilet and/or lowering themselves onto the toilet for extra stability there are many solutions that help to reduce the risk of falls.
Are a simple and effective solutions for reducing falls in the bathroom. We recommend Satin-finished rails in wet environments due to their non-reflective surface.
Toilet frames are adjustable to fit around most toilet pans. They are light-weight and portable, and free-standing, and can be easily removed when not in use.
Mirrors and reflection
People with dementia may not recognise themselves. If a person with dementia catches sight of themselves, they may get scared or upset thinking there is an intruder in the bathroom with them. This can cause anxiety and could be avoided by using a reversible mirror.
Above all safety
The main consideration when adapting a bathroom environment for a person with dementia should be the safety of the individual. Sharp edges and reflective material, such as glass and mirrors should be avoided. Limit space slip hazards all increase the risk of injury.