Personal experience and research around the topic gave us the impression that not being able to dress themselves is a serious issue for people with dementia.
By designing a solution for this issue, we want to not only address practical needs by saving time but also give back key values for people such as: independence, self-esteem and privacy.
After identifying the main daily problems we looked for a design solution which can solve these:
choosing an appropriate outfit
dressing in the right order
changing clothes regularly
Our design is created to solve these issues.
In order to make dressing easier for people with dementia, we designed a drawer system to help getting dressed by pointing out the order in which the clothes need to be put on.
Each day, only one drawer is displayed, the others are turned to the back. Which causes less confusion.
Care companies can rent the dresser out to their clients. These companies can help them to stay more independent at home and get used to the care companies that they maybe end up in when they are in a later stage of dementia.
The dresser would be filled once a week with assistance of the caregiver, according to personal taste and the weather during the next week. To save time and make people with dementia more independent again.