What is True Doors?
True Doors decals transform a facility's doors into unique front doors. This solution is designed to create a welcoming environment for seniors living with dementia while enhancing safety, privacy, and social interaction.
Sense of orientation
Feeling at home
How True Doors helps your memory care team
Help the residents, staff, and families find their way through the hallways
The inviting atmosphere and the personal character of the doors make their work more enjoyable
Get to know residents better
High quality of care. High impact.
A qualitative study with 18 residents on the impact of TrueDoors showed an increase with their:
Feeling of Privacy
A glimpse into the magic of True Doors
Meet the creator of True Doors
In 2014, Rahzeb Choudhury and his team began with a one-off life story project, taking pictures of elders’ front doors and collecting their life stories - the stories behind the doors - in video format - while applying decals of those front door photos - at a care home in the south of the Netherlands.
Through conversation, they had a serendipity moment; realizing for elders with more advanced dementia, there may be therapeutic and life quality benefits. They started True Doors and have been improving the lives of people living in residential long-term care since then.
Endorsed by professionals:
Share the Knowledge: Downloadable Resources
Discover resources to learn more and share them with your team
An Introduction to True Doors: A PowerPoint Presentation
True Doors One-Pager
How Personalizing Interiors Improves the Lives of People with Dementia : A Study
The prints are on self-adhesive PVC vinyl. A laminate layer is then placed over the ink.
The material used for True Doors is classified "ASTM E84-7 Class A".
True Doors can be cleaned with the same products as the doors themselves.