Four Crucial Dementia Care Furniture Factors

Four Crucial Dementia Care Furniture Factors

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.

Non-splayed Legs

To prevent patients from tripping or knocking themselves against the legs.

Thick, Sturdy Arms

That extend to the front of the chair to help patients ingress and egress with ease.

Contrasting Chair to Floor colours

To help resident identify the chair from the floor easily.

Water resistant upholstery

For ease of cleaning and hygiene purposes.

Soft muted tones

To provide a calming environment, as bright colours can often be aggravating for residents.

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.

Dementia friendly products

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