Thursday, September 21, 2017
Making the lives of dementia patients easier, one meal at a time
A few years ago a geriatrician asked for my help in researching visual cues and design for patients with dementia. She was mostly concerned with hospital room and unit design, but doing that research led me to finding this product from Sha Yao, an industrial designer, who created special tableware for patients with dementia.
It's such an interesting idea, and one that would be interesting to see in action at a hospital, nursing home, or other long-term care facility.
A 2014 PBS NewsHour article looked at more ideas for assisting patients with dementia, from memory maps, to spoons that tell you if you food is sour or salty.