For a person living with dementia, keeping active and remaining independent in the things they enjoy is extremely important for emotional and physical wellbeing.
By creating an environment that provides opportunities for a person to live a familiar lifestyle can be hugely beneficial, not only for the person but also for the care facility.
The right environment can help people with dementia:
Influencing the physical space to support a variety of activities
The physical environment can play a significant role in the treatment of people with dementia. By helping care facilities make some simple changes to support a stimulating environment, Find have found that residents and patients appear happier, less bored and more likely to interact with other people.
What changes could you make to the physical environment to encourage engagement and aid wayfinding?
It can be difficult to know where and how to start implementing environmental changes. Dementia-friendly design is extremely important in achieving quality care for people with dementia. The design should be enabling and maximise the person’s ability to engage with the environment, independence and enhance confidence.
By making some simple changes, several challenges can be addressed, for example;
Living with dementia means coping with a range of issues and Find understands and constantly strives to develop new and innovative products. With the introduction of Find’s murals and interactive furniture, we have proven that providing meaningful destination points such as cafes and shops can result in reduced anxiety, increased levels of nutrition and hydration, higher levels of exercise and improved social interaction. Medical Professionals have also commented on finding these socially-interactive areas better than bedrooms for carrying out assessments on individuals.
Our products won’t cure dementia but they will make living with dementia easier and will transform any area into a friendlier, less challenging environment
We understand it can be difficult to know where to start and how to implement environmental changes for the maximum benefit of all involved in the process that is why we offer a FREE Environmental Visit which will provide you with all the recommendations you need.
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