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
Photo by Astrid Zuidema