Find’s Interchangeable Self Adhesive Door Name Plate helps a person to identify their room.
Simple changes can help a person with dementia maintain their independence.
Signs help us to interpret, understand and manage new and familiar environments. We all have a ‘cognitive map.’ A mental picture of the places that are familiar. But unfamiliar environments make us more reliant on signs to help us navigate. Whereas living with dementia can make any unfamiliar environment daunting even familiar places can feel daunting, leading to distress and agitation.
However, clever use of signs can help those with declining cognitive abilities to make the right decisions when finding their way around. Helping to maintain their independence.
Self Adhesive Door Name Plate and dementia-friendly signage:
To get the most out of the Door Name Plate it should be installed onto the door (not the adjacent wall).
A person’s height can reduce by six inches as they age. The Door Name Plate should be fitted in the line of sight at 1.3 to 1.4 metres above the ground..
We recognise words by their shape. And so, signs should have clear lettering which is easy to read and understand; a capital letter at the beginning of a word, followed by lower case.
The Door Name Plate needs to stand out so be careful not to surround it with other signs and information.
Self Adhesive Door Name Plate Specification
- Manufacture in 5mm non-reflective acrylic with smooth bevelled edges
- 200 x 75mm
- Available in brushed silver or gold metallic finishes
- Alternative colours are available on request