Just found out about this awesome creation designed by Sha Yao for people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. This may just work for other adults/kids who struggle due to cognitive disabilities.
I believe more design like this will be needed in the near future given the recent upswing of kids being diagnosed with special needs of some kind, including my daughter. I think its so easy for everyone to focus on the kids getting early intervention (which I’m not knocking at all because it definitely makes a big difference), that we forget about the adults they will become and that they just might need something more than just being stuffed into a nursing home environment. And after working in one first hand, I feel that some, if not most, stna’s/cna’s may not equipped with how to fully deal with special needs adults because not all of them need drugs to help them function. They just need people who care to understand them, their uniqueness, and even their desire to be active in the world that they still live in.
Anywho, tangent over!
You can read more about Sha Yao’s Eatwell design here.
Congrats on your award’s Ms. Yao!