By Nancy Ludin
CEO Jewish Pavilion 

Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Color therapy for dementia and everyone else


January 13, 2023

Color therapy can be beneficial for those with memory loss. Dementia specialists recommend using different colors to provide contrast in spaces and to help distinguish different objects. For example, painting a door a color that contrasts with the wall makes the door easier to find. Putting colorful tape on the handles of walkers makes them easier to locate.

Some researchers suggest using the color pink will reduce combative behavior. The “pink effect” may reduce feelings of aggression and anger.

If wandering is an issue, some therapists recommend placing black mats in front of doors or stairs...

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