Dementia-friendly home aims to help people with Alzheimer’s

Many people whose loved ones suffer from Alzheimer’s disease struggle with the idea of leaving them home alone, worried about whether they’ll be safe — and yet, they know independence is important, too.

With that struggle in mind, a new “dementia-friendly” model apartment was recently constructed in New York City, aiming to show people how to make their home safer for people who have diseases like Alzheimer’s.

“It’s a lot of things people just really don’t think about,” Jennifer Reeder, a clinical social worker and director of education and social services for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, told TODAY.

The apartment includes safety features like a stove cover and automatic fire extinguishers, a round table instead of one with sharp corners, a smart refrigerator that allows caregivers to see inside remotely so they know if someone has eaten, as well as design touches meant to enhance someone’s mood, like the

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Photo credit: Instagram / Sergey Makhno Architects
Photo credit: Instagram / Sergey Makhno Architects

From House Beautiful

Back in March, we brought you news that, as the coronavirus spread across the globe, the luxury bunker company Survival Condos—which creates survival condos out of former World War II bunkers—had seen a sudden a spike in interest. What caused this? In short, fear. Folks were looking to quarantine and these former WWII bunkers seemed like a safe spot.

As far as COVID-19 goes, hunkering down in a doomsday bunker isn’t any safer than just quarantining in your own home. However, the idea of luxury bunkers built to last through everything — including an apocalypse— is still going strong. Sergey Makhno Architects, located in Ukraine, recently drew up a design plan for its own modern-day doomsday shelter. Unlike Survival Condos, these bunkers would be located completely underground, but still manage to offer the comforts and security of an

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