If you live in the same household as an elderly person suffering from dementia, you’d probably have had to make some adjustments to the way you design your living spaces. Persons with dementia deal with losses in short-term memory, and tend to easily forget where things are placed, so it is important to always keep the environment neat and tidy.
Misplacing items can be seen as minor, but when it comes to things like forgetting to turn off the kettle, it can pose a serious danger to the safety of your home. Hence, keeping your homes dementia-friendly is highly crucial.
Introducing—Hack Care, an extremely easy-to-use website filled with tips and tricks on how to keep your home safe and conducive for your elderly loved one. The website is the brainchild of local philanthropic organisation Lien Foundation, architecture firm Lekker Architects and industrial design specialists Lanzavecchia + Wai Design Studio, and describes in detail how you can keep a conducive environment at home for your elders.
Designed in the simple and highly-comprehensible IKEA style, the site comes with a fully-downloadable furniture catalogue and instruction manual. From tips on how to arrange your toiletries to having multiples of the same items like pillows and bedsheets, the website fully explains why these things are needed for your household.
For instance, homes with a tranquil and pleasant visual environment help in calming the psyche of a person with dementia, while marking certain objects with bright, colourful stickers can help them identify objects like utensils and light switches better.
Make your home better for everyone, because as they say—it’s not about how big your house is, it’s how happy the home is. For more tips and tricks, check out their website here.
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