NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Alzheimer’s Basis of America has simply unveiled what’s known as “The Residence.”
It’s a full-scale mannequin of a house, designed with facilities to assist folks dwelling with dementia, CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported Wednesday.
The Residence was created to make life simpler for folks with dementia. It’s full of expertise and concepts which will shock you.
Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., the president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, says calming colours may also help if the one you love is agitated.
“Completely, so that you see the blue on the sofa and the bedding and all through the condo. It impacts a person’s temper,” stated Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Basis of America.
The sensible fridge is fairly wonderful. There’s a digital camera contained in the fridge you can entry on an app from exterior the house. You may as well program photos and necessary messages on the door.
“That may inform you, are they taking their treatment? Are they consuming and are they consuming if you’re not right here?” Fuschillo stated.
The range might be fully lined with burners that may solely warmth as much as a sure temperature.
“In case there’s a hearth, God forbid, now we have extinguishers right here which might be attached by magnets that may explode at a sure temperature of baking soda and put out the fireplace,” Fuschillo stated.
There are particular dishes which might be simpler to carry on to. The mattress might be raised and lowered by distant management, after which there’s the cellphone.
“This cellphone might be programmed with both massive numbers or it may be the photographs of your loved ones and associates,” Fuschillo stated. “They might see an image of their liked one. Simply press the button and it routinely will go to them.”
A simplified distant management for the TV may also assist.
“So that you simply press one button and also you go to the favourite channel. One other button, the identical factor, slightly than should surf,” Fuschillo stated.
There are additionally clocks with additional massive numbers, and labels with phrases and photos to point out what’s inside drawers.
It’s a good suggestion to embellish the house with outdated photos and even outdated magazines.
“Once you take a look at these magazines right here of Life, you keep in mind seeing these after we have been youngsters. It is going to spark a reminiscence of one thing of their life,” Fuschillo stated.
And that’s the hope, that the one you love’s residence will assist them maintain on to good recollections.
The Alzheimer’s Basis of America has additionally created a booklet with extra recommendations on the best way to make a house dementia-friendly. For extra data on The Residence, please click here.