bathing is fun

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

In collaboration with:

The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving



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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