Exhibited At

 

Made for "Design For the Mind," a class taught by Alex Schweder and presented at ICFF "Design For the Mind, Pratt booth." The booth collectively won  ICFF NYC 2017 Editors’ Awards in the Wellness category.

Massage Time

Highlights and Materials

. A new approach to bed bathing

. Color coded step guide

 

. This project was designed in collaboration with CaringKind and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Multiple conversations and presentations with social workers, family caregivers, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum director Caroline Baumann and the Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia Smith and their staff helped in the developing of this product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

 

. 100% Turkish terry cloth fabric

. Color coded labels

 

 

T H E  S T O R Y  B E H I N D

        Massage Time

            Creating a pleasurable, relaxing

          bathing experience

Bath time is one of the most stressful times for both the care giver and diagnoses alike. This multi-layered towel like keeps the person being bathed in bed with no rinse soap, warm, and allows the caregiver to describe the experience as a massage rather than a bath. The colored numbers instruct the caregiver how to fold the blanket like towel to expose as little as possible while maintaining expedience.

This product was designed for late stage Alzheimer disease patients, yet it still can be useful to anyone who's bed-bound at home or hospital. According to caring kind, a New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving,  People with late stage Alzheimer disease are vulnerable to infections; they lose the ability to communicate with words, feel comfort through touch. Their concerns mainly are maintaining comfort and dignity. So the idea for the project then came about to turn something we should do such as bathing to something we want to do like a massage.

Photos were taken from "Bathing without a battle" video guide on bathing

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

I N  D E P T H

        Massage Time

          Design considerations

Process photos and video soon on instagram page

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. A new approach to bed bathing

. Color coded step guide

 

. This project was designed in collaboration with CaringKind and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Multiple conversations and presentations with social workers, family caregivers, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum director Caroline Baumann and the Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia Smith and their staff helped in the developing of this product.

 

 

Materials

 

. 100% Turkish terry cloth fabric

. Color coded labels

 

 

Massage Time

Highlights and Materials

Exhibited At

 

Made for "Design For the Mind," a class taught by Alex Schweder and presented at ICFF "Design For the Mind, Pratt booth." The booth collectively won  ICFF NYC 2017 Editors’ Awards in the Wellness category.

T H E  S T O R Y  B E H I N D

Massage Time

Creating a pleasurable, relaxing

bathing experience

Bath time is one of the most stressful times for both the care giver and diagnoses alike. This multi-layered towel like keeps the person being bathed in bed with no rinse soap, warm, and allows the caregiver to describe the experience as a massage rather than a bath. The colored numbers instruct the caregiver how to fold the blanket like towel to expose as little as possible while maintaining expedience.

Photos were taken from "Bathing without a battle" video guide on bathing  Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

This product was designed for late stage Alzheimer disease patients, yet it still can be useful to anyone who's bed-bound at home or hospital. According to caring kind, a New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving,  People with late stage Alzheimer disease are vulnerable to infections; they lose the ability to communicate with words, feel comfort through touch. Their concerns mainly are maintaining comfort and dignity. So the idea for the project then came about to turn something we should do such as bathing to something we want to do like a massage.

I N  D E P T H

        Massage Time

Design considerations

Process photos and video soon on instagram page

© 2017                                                 I Thanks for visiting

R E H A M   A L M U B A R A K