As an interior design firm, we advocate for creating dementia-friendly environment to enable people with dementia to regain their independence.
Dementia patients can be as young as in their 30s (young-onset dementia, YOD) or old-aged. Some of them have memory problems and some do not but are experiencing regression in cognitive ability like decision making or perception. Every person with dementia is different and thus required different cares. How do we design dementia-friendly environment to enable them continue to work and live independently as long as they can? How can we reduce their sense of insecurity, anxiety and worrying through purposefully-designed private and public spaces? And what are these spaces? Continue reading “Creating Dementia-Friendly Environment”
Dementia is a form of cognitive disability. It refers to the loss of thinking and memory abilities that are significant enough to impact one’s everyday life. It is not a normal process of aging but the results of several brain diseases.
Dementia is not a disease but a syndrome. Symptoms, treatments and care are different for different types of dementia.
This is a common type of dementia. The symptoms are mild at the beginning but get worse over time. People with Alzheimer will have difficulties in planning, carrying familiar tasks and memory loss. Continue reading “10 Types of Dementia”
Thanks to Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) for conducting this programme of learning – Enabling EDIE. We were grateful to participate in this programme which is only available in Australia, Canada and Singapore.
In the class, we experienced how a dementia patient perceived the world with visual reality. It enabled us to feel the challenges they are facing and thus creating a supportive environment to engage, enable and empower them.
This programme simulated Edie, a dementia patient, waking up in the middle of the night and finding his way to the bathroom.