Most people are unaware that interior décor can confuse those with dementia.
Certain décor such as patterned and coloured carpets can cause dementia sufferers to become disorientated and unsettled.
A recent survey conducted by United Carpets and Beds asked the public how they would adapt a home to suit somebody who was suffering with dementia.
The results showed that almost a third of the public have no idea how to do this (30%), while a similar number would only think to address obvious hazards such as sharp corners and clutter (30.9%). Other findings included rearranging rooms and buying specialist furniture.
Only 7.5% said they would consider changing the interior décor of the home.