How specialist seating can help those suffering with dementia

Specialist seating can improve users’ quality of life in a variety of different ways, however, here at Your Mobility, we focus on providing seating for those who suffer from dementia.

Seating solutions such as ours, are an important part of helping to care for those suffering with these diseases; ensuring carers can prevent users from falling from their chairs – a common occurrence for those with dementia.

These diseases can make life for sufferers extremely difficult, making them unable to communicate properly, remember the simplest things and even affect their visual perception. This is where our ergonomic solutions, embedded into our chairs, can help and improve their day to day life.

There are various features which make our chairs stand out above the rest, as well as making them suitable for users’ health conditions.

Our chairs are highly compact and easily manoeuvrable, allowing users to remain sociable and not confined to one place at a time (something that is common for sufferers placed into care homes). This results in users keeping their brain active and socialising with loved ones – all things that are proven to help with the symptoms of dementia.

The fact that each of our chairs are fitted with safety belts and raised seat guards, is a vital part of keeping vulnerable users safe whilst using their chairs. Although such features are fitted to each of ours chairs, our free training, which we offer to all users, is also an important part of keeping users safe.

Our team will share their seating expertise with users, their families and even their carers; ensuring that everybody knows the best way to use our chairs and that users can get the most out of their specialist seating.

A regular tendency for users who struggle with dementia is the tendency to lean forward or slump out of their chairs, which is a major safety hazard. With the help of posture enhancement technology, fitted within the design of our chairs, users are able to stay correctly sat within their mobility chair at all times.

As well as this, our chairs are also encompassed with pelvic positioners, for those who slide, and electric recliners, for those who lean forward. All enabling them to remain seated comfortably and safely within their chair.

These features are the perfect way to ensure carers and their families, that users are safe and comfortable, giving them a better quality of life.

If you have any questions or queries about how our mobility chairs can help those who suffer from dementia,  then feel free to call us on our helpline on 0800 046 7448. Our expert team will be happy to help with any questions you may have.