A tabletop that should never be in a dementia care environment

I’m sitting at the airport, typing on my Kindle Fire, and I spot something out of the corner of my eye. I reach for it, instinctively, to move it—but I cannot. It’s a bowtie, and it’s just a really crisp photograph that’s built into the tabletop. Oddly, I am slightly alarmed by this. I lookContinue reading “A tabletop that should never be in a dementia care environment”

What is dementia-positive design?

BEFORE: First two photos in the set AFTER: Third photo in the set Dementia-positive design is not a concept that gets talked about frequently enough. It’s the idea that because people with dementia live in a different world than we do, we need to be able to adjust their environment accordingly. I think that theContinue reading “What is dementia-positive design?”

A Tale of 5 Chairs

“It’s never going to work. They are just going to keep moving the chairs back where they want them,” a Resident Assistant argued. I had gone to another dementia care community to help them build Life Skills Stations (like a station for baby dolls, an office, a dress-up area, or other examples like these) butContinue reading “A Tale of 5 Chairs”

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