Talking Murals: A guide to the ethical and practical use of murals in care homes

Why is the use of murals an issue? People living with dementia may experience the design of the built environment differently and so it is important that any design features or decor are well thought out.

A new book from Professor Mary Marshall OBE, Talking Murals, explores the potential impact of murals inside spaces where people with dementia live, or may visit. Intended for designers and managers of care homes, day centres, specialist housing units, hospitals and other services, this brief guide covers different ways murals can be used, the issues to consider when installing a mural, and the potential benefits and risks to visitors or residents.

Talking Murals will help encourage careful consideration before the purchasing or installation of murals, and promote an understanding of some of the ethical challenges of mural design.


Talking Murals is available as a free download.


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