Concept – Problem and Solution
Field research and interviews were conducted in a nursing facility in Japan. What we found is that patients with dementia in nursing homes by-and-large do not engage in conversations. Advanced patients, early patients, and staff do not have much conversation, so the nursing home is usually very quiet. The staff told us that if patients do not engage in conversation, the symptoms will worsen more quickly. Also, we learned that family visits to the institutions were infrequent. This is apparently because when admitting a loved one into a nursing home, feelings of guilt swell up leading to a decrease in future visits.
1)Using an omamori, smell the scent of one’s own home
2)Remember your family by smelling the scent
3)The act of recollecting will create more conversation with family members and between themselves
Output – Product Design