Ensure the use of suitable bathroom fixtures and fittings

dementia bathroom

Where possible, the wall and floor should be in contrasting colours. Use coloured grab rails, surround frames and raised toilet seats to help adapt your existing bathroom area and minimise falls.

By using highly visible and high contrast colour a clear route to the toilet can be established and what is important, grab rails and the toilet itself, easier to see. This boosts confidence and independence as well as helping to maintain or restore dignity.

Reflections and mirrors

The glare and reflection from a mirror can often cause confusion for a person with dementia. If this is the case, consider removing mirrors but if this is not practical try implementing reversible mirrors that can be adapted to everyone’s needs.