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The Apartment: A Model for Dementia-Friendly Homes

August 09, 2021

Today we are joined by Jennifer Reeder, LCSW, Director of Education and Social Services at the Alzheimers Foundation of America to discuss The Apartment, a model created by AFA to showcase how practical design and technology can be used to modify a home for an individual living with dementia.

Dementia-related illnesses impact the mind and affect virtually every aspect of a person’s life, including making many facets of daily living more difficult. Most residences are not built with the needs of an individual living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related illnesses in mind. However, almost every part of a residence can impact the quality of life for someone living with a dementia-related illness and their family care partners. Even seemingly cosmetic choices, such as wall colors, furniture patterns, and dishware, make a difference. Listen to learn more.

You can learn more about The Apartment by visiting the link below:

https://alzfdn.org/theapartment/

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