Our new door wraps for dementia developed right here in sunny Brisbane look to be a success, but why are they necessary at all? As Tailored Artworks looks to help Aged Care Companies perfect their assisted living environments it is sad to research the statistics and note that dementia is on the rise.
DEMENTIA [dɪˈmɛnʃə] NOUN medicine
A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.synonyms
The World Health Organisation says, “Dementia is an umbrella term for several diseases affecting memory, other cognitive abilities and behaviour that interfere significantly with a person’s ability to maintain their activities of daily living. Although age is the strongest known risk factor for dementia, it is not a normal part of ageing.” The WHO advises that dementia is now the 5th leading cause of death in the world after heart disease and stroke, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and diabetes stating: “Deaths due to dementias more than doubled between 2000 and 2016”, … “compared to its spot as 14th in 2000.”
Dementia is such a growing problem that we are seeing an increase in the construction and renovation of assisted living facilities due to long waiting lists for beds. With my own parents ageing and having worked in dementia facilities since 2009 painting exit door murals, we at Tailored Artworks are stepping up to lend a hand to these deserving people, our elderly.
Our mission, create fun and interactive environments designed to ease the stresses surrounding exit and fire doors, wayfinding,
Tailored Artworks Door Wraps for dementia are Matt finish, low VOC photographs of doors we have printed onto the latest high tech adhesives. Our point of difference is that these are reusable wraps, environmentally friendly and high resolution, plus, most of them we have photographed locally ourselves to help spread awareness about dementia!
Look out for our wraps when they launch on The Mural Shop, coming soon.
Expressions of interest call Tailored Artworks on 61 7 3491 6400 or visit www.tailoredartworks.com.au for more.