Emily Hanaoka
Receiving news about your loved ones having dementia can be overwhelming. Dementia affects the lives of those who have it as well as the family members who become the caretakers. Some patients experience anxiety through sudden changes around them while caretakers may also experience anxiety trying to figure out what to expect, what to look out for and how to act towards their family members. Gathering information through articles, brochures and pamphlets can repetitive and may even lead to more anxiety. ConQur is a “Do-It-Yourself” kit that helps inform about dementia, bring awareness to possible anxiety while also containing a hands-on kit that the caretaker and patient can do together. The end result of each kit is a decorative and sensory frame that can help ease the stress on both the patient and the caretaker as well as a possible new memory from building something with the ones you love. www.emilyhanaoka.com