Home Modifications for Dementia
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About the Event
This live stream will be for people recently diagnosed with a dementia, as well as families of loved ones who are transitioning in their living situation and wondering what to focus on. We hope that these ideas give you clarity, confidence, and actionable items that anyone can do which may reduce the burden the of dementia.
We'll introduce the concept of interior design for dementias and allow time for a Q & A.
Because there are so many types of dementias, the overview will be broad and focus more closely on one of the more common types of dementia, Alzheimer's type dementia.
While we will cover environmental modifications for physical safety, such as furniture height changes, grab bars, and ramps, we will also focus on the less widely talked about parts of environmental modification. These include lighting, colors and patterns on the wall and furniture, discrete gps trackers, kitchenwares/plates, organization of food/drinks/clothes, and more.
As a disclaimer, we feel obligated to mention that these aren't direct and specific recommendations or medical recommendations, but ideas about what you might look into and try as a part of a comprehensive care plan.
Some questions we hope to answer are:
-Does it really matter what the color of the wall is?
-Do you really think something as simple as a black welcome mat might stop my parent from wandering and running away?
-Why is the transition to the assisted living facility or memory care unit so difficult?
Here's the link to the Live Stream on YouTube: Home Modifications for Dementia
Dr. Matthew Fothergill, PT, DPT
Founder The Health Collaborator, Certified Dementia Care Specialist