Presentation on theme: "Enhancing the lives of people with dementia"— Presentation transcript:
1Enhancing the lives of people with dementia The dementia group are here today to give you an update on the work so far
2Dementia Focus GroupTalk through the slide and explain who we are and who we have involved
3Purpose of the groupTo ensure the homes we provide for people with dementia are designed, decorated and furnished to a standard that enhances the wellbeing of people we support.To provide the right environment rather than bewildering or hostile settings to help people remain as independent as they can be.To meet objective 11 (Living well in Care Homes) of the Dementia StrategyTalk through the slide and explain purpose of the group
4Dementia Standards Bedroom Living Room Dining Room Entrance / CorridorsBathrooms / Toilets / EnsuiteGardens / Outdoor spaceExplain that we looked at each area of a home
5Dementia Standards Walls Floors Furniture Furnishings Lighting Signage Assistive TechnologyExplain that within each room we looked at Walls, floors furniture, lighting, signage and assistive technology
6The aging eyeA Typical 60 year old receives about 1/3 of the retinal luminance of a 20 year old.Reduction of contrast of images and vividness of colour.Reduced ability to discriminate certain colours.Increased time to adapt to different light levelsAs well as people having to deal with dementia the average person has to deal with the aging process of the eye
7Age related eye diseases Show slide as well as the aging eye we have to deal with diseases of the eye
8A typical bedroom before the changes, rugs that can cause slips, very little contrast between sink, and surround, curtains, wall mirror above sink if the person does not recognise self.
9Good contrast used on curtains, walls floors etc, sink and surround doors that can cover mirror if person does not recognise self, people can see what is in wardrobe and drawers
10Same living room before and after, left shows patterned wallpaper, very little contrast, right picture shows more homely surroundings with fireplace, good contrast on walls, curtains and furnishings.
11FlooringUneven floor surfaces can contribute to slips trips and falls, people see this type of flooring as steps.
12Same corridor before and after, left shows dark flooring dark contrasts which create shadows. Right shows extra lighting levels above bedroom doors and good bright contrast used. Early indications have shown 98% reduction in falls.
13This was an example of trying to personalise doors with photos of people who may not recognise themselves.
14Personalised DoorsThis picture is the same doors as the previous slide.Talk about bedroom doors being personalised and identifiable
15Same toilet before and after discuss the contrast
17Food generally served in care homes are on white plates and food tends to be bland in colour. Discuss how people can see the food on coloured plates. If people can see the food on their plate it can lead to less support needed from staff at mealtimes.
18Signage People are able to find and use toilet unaided. People are able to find their bedrooms.People can find their way around.Talk through slide and explain need for clear signage on toilet doors
19ReminiscenceSame cupboard before and after left shows a confusion of boxes containing inappropriate activities, right cupboard shows the same cupboard transformed into a reminiscence area. This include memories from the area of the care home.
20What does it all mean Fewer slips, trips and falls. Less weight loss / improved appetiteMore independence at mealtimesReduction in physical aggression.Reduction in anti psychotic medication.More quality time with people.
21Outdoor Spaces Gardening is good for you Natural light and sunlight improves sleep, mood and behaviour and stocks up on vitamin DResting in a garden helps to explore memories.Gardening is an excellent mental workout and provides creativity, independence and social interaction.
22Before and after, left shows narrow path with no plants or areas of interest therefore never used. Tight shows widened path with gazebo added, raise flowerbeds for people to garden without kneeling down
23PatioSame patio before and after, left shows dark slippy patio due to height of tree and leaves falling on patio. Right shows tree removed and patio re-laid with paving slabs. Fencing has sensory plants planted against fence
24Evaluation of work Each home to: Monitor falls before and after any redecorationMonitor food intake before and after changes to crockeryMonitor behaviours before and after signage introduced and redecorationExplain the slide