Dementia Care Home

Dementia Care Home

Laura Colquhoun

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Interior Design

My idea was to create a dementia home designed to have the feel of a village that promotes independence for the dementia residents living there.  I wanted to provide the residents with spaces and surroundings that improve their way of life, while living with dementia.

I tried to create a home that does not feel like your usual care home or hospital setting and designed it in a way that would help stimulate the mind of the residents.

My intention was to show that any basic care setting could be transformed into a more stimulating environment.

The building I chose for my final design was the Rufford Arms hotel in Liverpool.  The reasoning behind my choice was because it has a similar layout to many care homes, demonstrating that a bespoke new build isn’t always necessary to create a dementia care type village within.

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