Dementia is a progressive nature caused by a variety of brain illnesses, that affects memory, thinking, behavior, and daily abilities.
Some effects include: Memory Loss, Emotional Control, Lack of Self-Awareness, Difficulty in Communication, Anxiety and Depression.
In 2015, nearly 50,000 people lived with it, and caretaking costed $150 billion annually.
In a team of RISD/Brown students, we investigated and identified problems and areas of intervention for improving the quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes. This project is a part of the RISD|Brown Chapter of the Design for America studio.
Team: Shani Abass/Emma Abele/Zoe Beckman/Danny Lee/ Claire Lin/Glory Dang
Research & Insights