If you are finding it hard to manage in your current house or flat, you may want to consider altering or adapting it to suit your needs.
Simple suggestions such as making your toilet bowl a different colour or even just using brighter lights could improve the quality of life of people living with dementia.
Ensuring a colour contrast between the toilet seat, bowl and bathroom floor makes it easier for those with dementia to find the toilet, reducing their risk of incontinence. Yet, minimising colour differences between the kitchen and hall floors could lower the risk of tripping or falling.
A new, free app, developed by the University of Stirling, may make the above recommendations in just 20 minutes after it digitally assesses how dementia-friendly your home is.
The Iridis app can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.
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