NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Alzheimer’s Basis of America has simply unveiled what’s referred to as “The Condo.”
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 Condo was created to make life simpler for folks with dementia. It’s crammed with 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 your beloved is agitated.
“Completely, so that you see the blue on the sofa and the bedding and all through the house. It impacts a person’s temper,” mentioned Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Basis of America.
The sensible fridge is fairly superb. There’s a digital camera contained in the fridge which you can entry on an app from exterior the house. You may as well program photos and essential messages on the door.
“That may let you know, are they taking their medicine? Are they consuming and are they ingesting while you’re not right here?” Fuschillo mentioned.
The range could be fully coated with burners that may solely warmth as much as a sure temperature.
“In case there’s a hearth, God forbid, we now have extinguishers right here which might be connected by magnets that may explode at a sure temperature of baking soda and put out the fireplace,” Fuschillo mentioned.
There are particular dishes which might be simpler to carry on to. The mattress could be raised and lowered by distant management, after which there’s the telephone.
“This telephone could be programmed with both giant numbers or it may be the photographs of your loved ones and pals,” Fuschillo mentioned. “They may see an image of their cherished one. Simply press the button and it robotically 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, relatively than must surf,” Fuschillo mentioned.
There are additionally clocks with additional large numbers, and labels with phrases and photos to point out what’s inside drawers.
It’s a good suggestion to brighten the house with previous photos and even previous magazines.
“While you have a look at these magazines right here of Life, you keep in mind seeing these after we have been youngsters. It can spark a reminiscence of one thing of their life,” Fuschillo mentioned.
And that’s the hope, that your beloved’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 info on The Condo, please click here.