The dementia environment in a care home

What is the video about?

This film shows how simple changes to create a more dementia friendly care home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia's emotional well being and independence.

Messages for practice

1.  The environment can have a huge impact on the person living with dementia.

2.  Sometimes people with dementia see the world differently, everyday things (a rug for example can look like a hole) can be confusing for people with dementia.

3.  The use of colour and contrast can be really helpful for people with dementia but heavily patterned wallpaper and fabric should be avoided.

4.  Some people relate better to pictures than words; these can be an excellent way of helping people with dementia to communicate and to orientate themselves.

5.  Simple changes to create a more dementia friendly care home environment can have a positive impact on a person living with dementia's emotional well being and independence.