Alzheimer's Habilitation Physical Environment Make a Difference?

 

Module 5:
Does the Physical Environment Make a Difference?

How would you feel if you were here?

How would you follow these signs?

How would you feel or think
if you were here?

What You’ll Learn

For someone with dementia, you’ll learn to:

Identify 2 ways the environment can affect them

Identify 3 ways to improve what they can see

Identify 3 ways to improve what they can hear

Recognize 2 ways to give direction cues to help them get somewhere

The Physical Environment

Affects how they feel:  it can impact their mood

Can help them to feel safe, secure, and happy

Can help them to think and understand by not being cluttered
and easy to see

Can help them be more independent by making what they need
easier to find or use

A well-planned environment limits distractions & helps them focus.

How to Improve
What They Can See

How to Improve
What They Can Hear

How to Help Them Find
a Room or Place

What’s wrong with this bedroom?

What could we change
in these bathrooms?

How might a person with Alzheimer’s feel if they were here?

What could we improve
on these dining tables?

What did we
talk about today?
Let’s review…

The Physical Environment

Affects how they feel:  it can impact their mood

Can help them to feel safe, secure, and happy

Can help them to think and understand by not being cluttered
and easy to see

Can help them be more independent by making what they need
easier to find or use

A well-planned environment limits distractions & helps them focus.

How to Improve
What They Can See

How to Improve
What They Can Hear

How to Help Them Find
a Room or Place