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At this year’s National Dementia Convention in Melbourne, participants got to subvert themselves in a confined space which stimulated noises experienced by someone with dementia.

According to Dementia Australia, it is estimated that 413,000 Australians have been diagnosed with the cognitive impairment, with predictions estimating that number will increase to 1 million by 2050. There is also a growing concern that aged care facilities are not equipped to handle situations of violent aggression by residents who have this disease.

BLOXAS, an architect firm from Melbourne collaborated with international acoustic engineer Nick Boulter to design cacophonic installations to demonstrate how aural noises can cause irritation and distress for dementia sufferers.

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