1. katie1

    katie1 Registered User

    Aug 5, 2014
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    Kendal Cumbria
    not sure Ive posted this in the correct place....its not exactly equipment but.....
    does anyone know if there is an advised use of colour for Nursing Homes that might reduce agitation, thats calming, or successfully stimulating in the right way. Has any research been done on it?
    Like, what colour should be used on walls carpet etc in a corridor and lounge for those with deteriorating dementias?
     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
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    Male
    North Manchester
  3. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,497
    Female
    Near Southampton
    #3 Saffie, May 21, 2015
    Last edited: May 21, 2015
    I know that blue is not advised for dementia sufferers apparantly as it can cause agitation. (No wonder I don't sleep well!) The NH my husband was in had to redecorate a lovely blue corridor because of this.
    Red is a color advised for toilet seats as it can be more obvious and black or very dark colours can look like a space or hole.
     
  4. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,711
    Female
    London
    I've heard about food on red plates being more visible than on white ones but on the whole I don't think the colour matters that much as long as you don't have every wall or carpet in the same colour and avoid busy patterns.
     
  5. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham

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