IKEA designing homes adjusted for people with dementia

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Swedish furniture giant IKEA recently partnered with BoKlok, a construction company co-owned by IKEA and SKANKSA, to create ‘Silviabo’ homes for people suffering from dementia.

The innovative and affordable home designs come in the form of a flat-pack and include therapeutic gardens and mirror-less bathrooms.

BoKlok is in the early stages of launching the furniture in Sweden and is starting to talk to local governments about land and zoning.

IKEA and SKANSKA say they recognise the strain that an ageing population can put on government resources and plan for Silviabo homes to work as a sustainable alternative for dementia sufferers.

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