Kerry Southern-Reason, managing director of multi-award-winning, family-run business The Care Home Interiors Company, discusses what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to creating safe, calm spaces for those living with dementia
You might be looking for research and guidance about how to select artwork specifically for the benefit of people living with dementia. The truth is that there isn’t much out there for you to learn from
When we think of artwork, we might think of an art gallery where art can be a fleeting fancy - something abstract open to our own interpretation - or something we can use to make our home a home, with pictures from our own lives, family photographs, or images we simply have a connection with.
In everyday life there are no rules when considering artwork – we either like it or we don’t. However, when choosing artwork for an environment where people are living with dementia, there are rules. Nothing must be left open to misinterpretation.
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