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Sound & Acoustics

Noise levels affect people living with dementia. Loud or unusual noise can cause distress and make a person feel uncomfortable. If your loved one seems to be sensitive to noise try some of the ideas below:

Create a quiet area in your home where you remove noise sources e.g. remove phones, TV's etc.

For people with dementia it is important that they face the source of the sound. When arranging seating in your home, have the seats facing each other. This improves visability and allows the person living with dementia to interpret your facial experssions.

Consider increased use of soft furnishings and padded upholstery with loose cushions to reduce noise levels. If you have wooden or tiled floors maybe think about switching to carpet or padded linoleum.

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