Five Crucial Dementia Care Furniture Factors
It is critical to keep in mind the following points when purchasing furniture for Dementia care environments.
People with dementia have difficulty seeing differences in shades or tones of colour (Brawley 2009; van Hoof et al 2010). Colour contrasts allow people with visual impairment to distinguish edges and different objects from one another. Colour use is also important for personalisation and to create a homely, calming environment.
Choosing correct patterns
Patterns are great, but should not be too abstract or contrasting. Contrasting shapes can cause confusion and stimulate residents to 'pick' at the fabric. Nostalgic scenes are effective to incorporate, such as muted flower patterns.
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