Homes can be adapted to make daily life easier for people living with dementia and their caregivers. This includes using different types of equipment and improving the design and layout of the home. Equipment doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to be helpful. Even small, everyday items have been found to make a positive difference to people with dementia living in their own homes.
There are a range of memory aids to help people remember important things.
Specially-designed kitchen equipment is available. This aims to make cooking easier and safer for people who have difficulties with movement and co-ordination. This includes:
Dementia may affect a person’s co-ordination or swallowing and, as a result, their ability to eat and drink. The person may benefit from equipment such as:
Some people living with dementia may have difficulties eating and drinking due to visual problems, such as not ‘seeing’ items on the table because they are a similar colour to the tablecloth. Use cutlery, crockery and other tableware items in colours that contrast with each other. The colour of the food can also have an effect – for instance light-coloured foods (such as mashed potatoes) on a light-coloured plate may not be very visible. A dark red plate could help in this situation.
Tips & Tools
Help Loved One Accept Dementia Diagnosis
Communicating With Persons Living WIth Dementia
Activities To Engage Loved One With Dementia
Managing Dementia And Behaviours Of Concern
Guides, Helpsheets & Checklists For Dementia
Enhancing My Home Environment
Financial Support & Subsidies
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