Designing for Demenita - Dining Rooms
We explore why the design of dining rooms and the products used in them is crucial to supporting people living with dementia.
Over recent years we have explored best practise in the design of dementia care environments, recognising the role physical spaces have on empowering, or indeed obstructing, the lives of those living with the condition.
But, with the focus for many architects and interior designers on private spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms, one area often overlooked is the care home dining room.
People with dementia can take longer to eat, have trouble with co-ordination, and in some cases have difficulty swallowing.
Some may also need one-to-one support or cues to help them eat. And,
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