Muraspec’s dementia friendly wallcoverings displayed at The Care Show, stand G74

4-Dec-2014

Muraspec exhibited its dementia-friendly wallcoverings at The Care Show from 4 -5 November 2014

Muraspec exhibited its dementia-friendly wallcoverings at The Care Show from 4 -5 November 2014 at the NEC Birmingham, stand G74.

The range was developed in consultation with the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling.

According to the DSDC, getting design right can make a fundamental difference to the lives of people with dementia. It improves their life experiences and can even increase their life expectancy.

A spokesperson for the DSDC said: “When designing an interior environment that is dementia friendly, it is crucial to create contrasts and to avoid strong and light-reflective patterns, for example. Meanwhile using darker and brighter colours on feature walls can provide focal points and help achieve contrasts between areas.”

The ranges from Muraspec provide a unique combination of choice, durability, quality and sympathetic-yet-stylish designs to work with. They include:

  • Fabric-Backed Vinyl – offering countless possibilities for decorating schemes
  • SSG – Muraspec’s super-tough wallcovering designed for use in high-traffic areas
  • Murek – perfect for projects where cost is key, and an alternative to paint
  • Chateau – specially designed for residential care environments and available in a narrow width

Tariq Rashid, managing director of Muraspec said: “We are committed to designing and producing market-leading and innovative wallcoverings, and the DSDC-selected ranges are the first in the UK to be recognised as dementia friendly. The ranges also suit different budgets and interior spaces.”

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A spokesperson for the DSDC added: “Muraspec consulted with the Dementia Services Development Centre in respect of the appropriateness of its wallcoverings for use in buildings for people with dementia. All those noted as 'dementia friendly' have been agreed by the DSDC on the basis of existing knowledge and research.”

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