Making your home dementia friendly

Every home can be made more dementia-friendly with just a few simple changes.

Simple changes can make a big difference

There are lots of simple, little things that you can do to make your home more dementia-friendly. Here are a few examples:

  • As your dementia progresses, you may find it harder to interpret what you see. Simple changes to a room’s colour scheme to make it brighter can often help. Go for strong contrast so that things stand out.
  • Improving the lighting at night is also a good idea.
  • Look for tripping hazards and remove rugs and low furniture.
  • Use noticeboards and calendars to remind you of things you need to do.
  • Clocks with easy-to-read faces are available and some will also show whether it is day or night and what day and month it is.
  • Leave things out on the kitchen worktop, like tea and coffee, so that they are easy to find.
  • Remove any unnecessary mirrors that can sometimes cause confusion.

More information available from DementiaCare.org.uk and AlzheimersSociety.org.uk

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