Contrary to the common “heck care” euphemism, the Hack Care guide is borne out of the desire to show how one can care better for persons with dementia through simple hacks, or improvisations and creative ideas. Styled like an IKEA catalogue with instruction manuals, the 240-page Hack Care presents a visual compendium of ways to make the home a friendlier place for those living with dementia.
The book takes a can-do, DIY approach to inspire and encourage caregivers to come up with their own hacks that are suited to their homes and personal needs. The aim is to help keep their loved ones with dementia engaged, empowered and enabled to age in place for as long as possible. It combines the design and research insights of Lekker Architects with the expertise of product and furniture designers from Lanzavecchia + Wai Design Studio. Professionals from Alzheimer's Disease Association - ADA, Brahm Centre and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital shared their collective wisdom on the caregiving journey.
Lanzavecchia + Wai Design Studio