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Dementia- friendly furniture

At Hughes Furniture we manufacture and supply furniture that is designed to help those who are suffering from cognitive and/or visual impairments created by dementia.

We have taken into account case studies like that done by Stirling University on dementia sufferers and how their daily lives can be made easier by making their “living spaces” more supportive and accessible.

In the manufacture of our dementia-friendly furniture, we have many different design features available including the following:

  • vinyl-wrapped tops and fronts with “soft” edges and corners
  • wipe-clean surfaces for help in infection control
  • perspex viewing panels so clothes inside can be recognised by the dementia sufferer
  • “scooped-out drawer fronts to work in conjunction with the above
  • simple woodgrain or two-tone finish
  • open side wardrobes with next days clothes on show
  • memory boxes to contain items to stimulate the residents memory
  • two-tone fabric finish on chairs in a wide choice of crib 5 colours with incontinence proof qualities
  • all furniture is manufactured to BS14749:2016 for strength & stability


Oakmont Lodge, Bangor

Oakmont Lodge Care Home, Bangor, Co. Down

Hughes Furniture furnished the bedrooms in this 65-bed home in Bangor, Co. Down with half of the rooms specifically for dementia sufferers.

The wardrobes had an open side so that the next days clothes could be recognised by the resident and were also readily available to the morning staff. The desk had large “scooped-out” drawers to one side for ease of viewing and both the desk and wardrobe were fitted together and to the wall

On the opposite wall was a hotel-style large headboard with, on one side a fridge unit and on the other a locking bedside cabinet with “scooped-out” drawer.

These bedrooms were delivered and fitted by our own team and project-managed by one of the directors at Hughes Furniture.