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 instability, 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 areas of intervention for improving the quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes. This project is 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
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