The story behind the door

Founded a social start up with a simple solution to help people with dementia

About

We create decals using pictures of front doors where people have felt at home for use use in nursing homes.

Research by the Trimbos Institute confirms that, even for people in advanced stages of dementia, True Doors support orientation, stimulate memories and improve quality of life.

We founded a separate organisation to bring this idea to fruition. Since 2014 we have conceived, designed and rolled out a series of highly effectively campaigns and built strategic relationships around the world to establish a successful social start up.

Initiated by us

True Doors
www.truedoors.com

Industry

Health and wellness

Date

2014 – Present

Services

  • Positioning
  • Service Design
  • Custom Development

The idea

The central idea for True Doors, personalised door decals, began life in 2007 during the final art school thesis of our creative director Marieke van Diepen. We envisioned a use scenario for people with dementia when we began working together as the Lifelong Inspiration team.

A True Doors Report - By Lifelong Inspiration
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Download The True Doors Report

This report outlines the research and logic behind True Doors, a person centred solution developed by the Lifelong Inspiration team to help people with dementia, which is now in use in fifteen countries worldwide.

Download True Doors Report by LifeLong Inspiration