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Re-Covered by Anne Feikje Weidema


Photo by Astrid Zuidema

The architecture of care establishments and the objects designed to be used in care institutions are often purely functional, with little attention to tactility, aesthetics, or stimulating elements. The ‘Re-Covered’ blanket is different. It addresses the needs of Alzheimer patients, whose loss of cognitive abilities causes significant levels of stress; their world becomes increasingly blurred and difficult to understand. Increased emphasis on the physical senses can offer relief. Re-Covered stimulates the sensory system, muscles and joints by manipulating pressure points on the body. Its 8 kg weight has a calming effect and improves the patient’s emotional and physical wellbeing.

Anne Feikje Weidema