PROJECT Take along
In the Netherlands almost 200.000 people suffer from Alzheimer. A disease by which people slowly forget where they are, who they are and what they are doing. At some point living at home will no longer be an option. My grandmother was no exception. She moved to a care facility where she unfortunately never found her peace. How can I, as a spatial designer, alleviate the stress of people with Alzheimer that is mainly caused by the declining ability to understand their environment? My proposal is to create a sensory guidance for the residents of care facilities in time, activity and place with the use of light, colours, materials, textures, structures, smells and sounds. These sensory elements will guide them through all phases of the day.