Non-Slip Placemat with Table Setting Design - Dementia
Setting the table is one of those tasks which are low risk and yet engages with the mothering Instincts, so strong in women with Alzheimer's disease. Engagement in 'mothering' or 'help around the home' type of tasks are beneficial, and this non-slip placemat with table setting design enables another simple and worthwhile activity.
The placemat is a simple high contrast two color product which depicts where cutlery and dinnerware are placed. The mat purposefully has no text so that it will not be language restrictive. Its purpose is to encourage continuing engagement of people with Alzheimer's in setting the table while providing clues to aid the failing memory.