Making your home dementia friendly is a booklet for people with dementia who are living at home. It describes ways to create or adapt the home environment so that it remains a safe and familiar place. This can help make daily living activities easier and keep you in touch with the things you enjoy doing.
The booklet includes practical tips that you can carry out quickly and easily. Many of these have come from the personal experiences of people with dementia as well as family members and care staff.
It also provides suggestions for adaptations that might help as dementia progresses. These further ideas may require help from other people or extra items or equipment.
At the back of the booklet, there is also a handy checklist to fill in. Using this can help you keep track of changes you have already made and make a note of additional steps you may want to make.
The booklet is divided into sections that cover the following specific areas:
- Furniture and furnishings
- Knowing where things are
- Eating and drinking
- Using the bathroom
- Keeping things in order
- Keeping safe
- Keeping active and engaged
- Getting outside
- Other useful organisations
2017: 36 pages, A5