What are Dementia Door wraps and Dementia signs?

Dementia door wraps are coloured printed self-adhesive door designs fitted over existing flat door surfaces. Printed onto high-quality vinyl with matt overlaminate our dementia door wraps transform doors, making them more eyecatching. Having a corridor with different coloured doors helps patients identify their accommodation.

What is a Diversion door wrap?

A diversion door wrap is a self-adhesive decal which can disguise a staff entrance, lift or similar with an image of something else such as a bookcase. Installing diversion door wraps on out-of-bounds exits or entrances has been shown to relieve stress in sufferers.

Dementia-friendly murals

We also produce Dementia friendly wall murals. Our murals are a range of old fashioned shops and themes to engage sufferers. We digitally print the murals onto pasteable wallpaper which can be installed by any handyman or decorator. The purpose of our dementia signs helps relieve stress from Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. But why are Dementia friendly graphics so vital? Well, to answer that question, we need to look into the symptoms of Dementia first.

What is Dementia?

Before we look at the benefits of Dementia doors wraps and Dementia signage, we should first discuss Dementia and Alzheimers as a disease.

Dementia is not an illness itself. It’s a collection of symptoms that arise from damage to the brain triggered by different conditions, such as Alzheimer’s. The symptoms differ according to the part of the brain that is damaged. Various kinds of Dementia can affect individuals differently, and there are typically indications of state-of-mind changes, such as increased anxiety or agitation, or periods of confusion. 

In the early phases, the primary symptom of Alzheimer’s illness is memory lapses. For example, somebody with early Alzheimer’s disease may: ignore recent conversations or events, misplace items forget the names of places and objects. They may have trouble thinking of the right word, ask questions over and over again and reveal poor judgement. They could find it more challenging to make choices and become less flexible and more hesitant to try new things.

What are the common signs of Dementia & Alzheimer’s?

  1. Memory issues, such as regularly forgetting recent events.
  2. Forgetting names and faces.
  3. Asking the same questions repetitively.
  4. Increasing difficulties with jobs and activities that need organisation and planning.
  5. Becoming confused in unfamiliar environments.
  6. Difficulty discovering the best words or problems with numbers.
  7. Dealing with money in shops.
  8. Becoming more withdrawn or anxious.

Can Dementia patients remember things from the past?

Yes, people living with Dementia can remember public or historical events and personal affairs from decades ago even though they would be unable to recollect what happened earlier in the day.

What is the purpose of Dementia signs?

In a nutshell, we are creating Reminiscence. Dementia door wraps and dementia wall murals are designed with the sole purpose of creating an atmosphere of times gone. We have created a catalogue of artwork that simulates the past that those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, which makes patients feel comfortable in an environment as it’s familiar to them.  

Typically sufferers remember the distant past more clearly and more fondly than they do the previous few days or the last 15 minutes. Sensory hints stimulate patients to feel more relaxed at ease in their environments. Other ways to stimulate Reminiscence is through aromatherapy, smells which create a memory. Another way is listening to music, which is also known to help to relieve stress in patients.

Wall murals and other wall graphics can be beneficial in supplying visual cues to places where you want your patients to gather (dining spaces, bathing spaces, activity rooms, typical locations, etc.). Dementia Wall murals can likewise help prevent patients from roaming to areas where you don’t desire them to go (exits, elevators, supply closets, and so on).

Dementia wraps and mural benefits

  1. Lets patients remember old memories.
  2. Rooms or areas more easily noticeable.
  3. Door wraps differentiate patients rooms with use of multiple colours, making it easier for patients to find their accommodation.
  4. Diversion wraps create a facade for staff only and of bounds exits and entrances.
  5. Eyecatching graphics create a bright and warm feeling
  6. Graphics make a homely feel to sufferers.
  7. Patients can pick their own front door design and style.

Dementia signs summary

Dementia-friendly door wraps and murals are a very effective way of making patients feel comfortable in a hospital or care home environment. Relieving the symptoms of confusion and connecting with bye-gone times comforts patients with Reminiscence of times when they were young. Anything which creates a higher standard of living for sufferers no matter how little is well worth doing.

Author Profile:

johnny

John has over 22 years of experience in the signs and graphics sector. John began his career in signage in 1998 after leaving college where he gained a National Diploma in graphic design. John has a wealth of all-round expertise and knowledge and has worked in many roles within the signage industry. As well as being an experienced graphic designer, John is an experienced sign manufacturer and vehicle wrap installer.

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