Dementia Facility Receives Neighborhood Design And Feel For Patient Therapy

Dementia patients in one state at an assisted living facility are receiving "reminiscent therapy". The facility has been designed to have the look and feel of a Norman Rockwell painting, offering nostalgic decor and street designs. The facility has small outdoor front porch units under an indoor painted sky that is lit in the day and dark at night. 

The design allows patients to perceive they are strolling down the street as they go from room to room. The colors offer connection to a past world that many with dementia relate to and remember with better ease than they can take in the current world. Therapists believe this therapy helps maintain calmness and comfort for those suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's related memory issues. For more, read the story