We would like to share some little hints and tips, simple things, that can be done to adapt the houses of those you love that are living with Dementia, to enable them to live in their home environment, that they know and love, for longer!
We would LOVE to have your ideas too and so if you want to feature on our feed or just want to drop us a message to let us know what you have tried and works, it would be great to hear from you🧡
This can include environmental hazards (cleaning products and equipment) and trip & fall hazards (unnecessary items, shoes, clutter).
Less hazards can reduce the risk of falls and gives the individual more space to move around and walk if they are unable to get outside.
Covering the buttons that are not needed and leaving simple instructions allows some independence and enables the person living with Dementia to live at home for longer.
Using contrasting colours is a great way to make things stand out that needs to be seen, such as light switches, important switches & important cupboards.
Enabling someone living with Dementia to find things for themselves can give them independence and ultimately help them live independently for longer.
Decluttering can help both physically and mentally (not only for them but also for their loved ones and carers).
Decluttering can also reduce the risk of falls and gives the individual more space to move around and walk if they are unable to get outside.