How to make your home Dementia Friendly

Published: 22/05/2019

Every day this week on our Social Media Sites, we have posted a tip on how to make your home Dementia Friendly

🌈🌈🌈HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME DEMENTIA FRIENDLY 🌈🌈

Every day this week on our Social Media Sites, we have posted tips for making your home Dementia Friendly for anyone you know that suffers with Dementia.  We will share these with you here:-

DAY ONE - PICTURE MEMORIES
Putting up subtle reminders around the house to trigger fond memories is a simple way to help your loved one with Dementia. Photos of friends, family members and of familiar places such as a favourite holiday spot, will bring feelings of pleasure.

DAY TWO - LABELS

Labelling the cupboards with the contents such as mugs, or tinned food, will make it easier for people with Dementia to get around their kitchen and carry on with business as usual.

DAY THREE - DON'T MOVE EVERYTHING
People with Dementia rely on familiarity so rearranging things can be quite distressing. If they've lived in a house for 25 years, they may remember the house as it was then, rather than how it is now.

DAY FOUR - DAY AND NIGHT

Scientific research has proven the benefits natural light has on improving mood, body rhythms and increasing vitamin D levels. Make sure that all windows are regularly cleaned to maximise light levels, and the curtains are always open in the day.

DAY FIVE - THE GARDEN

Placing bird feeders or planting flowers can bring life into the garden. Watching the world go by in the garden is calming and enjoyable for people with dementia - and the wider family too.


This is our final tip in our Dementia Friendly Home Week.  We hope you have enjoyed these tips every day and that we have helped you to understand more about the life of someone with dementia.

February 2019