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Dementia Murals in Care

Why Use Dementia Murals in Care

Dementia Murals in Care aids orientation.  Without orientation aids, corridors all look the same and can be very confusing. If there are no focal points or independence support strategies in place, people will lose their confidence and can either become agitated and distressed or simply stop moving around for fear of getting lost. Either response is likely to increase the risk of falls, through lack of concentration or reduced muscle strength and have a detrimental effect on wellbeing and quality of life.

Most dementia care environments are secure and therefore movement is restricted. By creating pathways of interest around the building, we aim to replicate community life as much as possible, without creating false realities.

Going for a meaningful walk, collecting a newspaper from the shop, or having a drink are all daily activities we take for granted. Choice is our human right and something we take for granted. However, sadly in care setting, choice as a human right is often denied. The care setting is often managed with a focus on reducing risk, but there is a level of risk that is acceptable and creating a dementia-friendly environment can significantly reduce those risks as well enhancing quality of life u2013 the two can work in unison.

Using the right Dementia Murals in care is the key.

Here at Find our designs are created from our unparalleled experience in how the environment affects people within it. Changes can provoke negative as well as positive reactions if not managed correctly.

Our primary considerations are for the individuals who benefit from such an initiative and ensures they are not subjected to false realities.

At Find, we are very aware of this, so our murals will never have windows which appear to display items within them, they will have a frosted appearance. Furthermore, we stress that murals are there to help set a scene. They must have a real, interactive element to them. If the mural is of a Post Office or a Café, there should be somewhere to post a letter or have a cup of coffee and some cake.


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