Goal:
bathing is fun

Dirty Dog is a bathing companion kit for people living with Alzheimer’s disease.


In collaboration with:

CaringKind,
The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving

 

Exhibitions:

Cooper Hewitt,
Smithsonian Design Museum 

Access + Ability

Dubai Design Week

Global Grad Show

International Contemporary Furniture Fair
New York

Design for the Mind




humiliation  dignity
hard  soft
cold  warm









Bathing is often a frightening and dreadful activity for those with Alzheimer’s disease.



When soap is applied to the dog, it appears dirty, shifting the caretaker’s narrative:






While washing the dog, the patient bathes herself.





The responsibility of washing the dog gives the patient a sense of purpose in the bathroom, taking the focus off the discomfort of bathing.








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