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Sensory rooms are special places for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to safely explore and stimulate all five senses. The rooms can be used for calming or stimulating, depending on the needs of your loved one.
Read more about the benefits of sensory room therapy and how you can create your own sensory room for your senior loved one.
What Is a Sensory Room?
As we continue to learn more about Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia, new treatment methods, ways to live with the disease and ways to love those with the disease are constantly evolving.
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Originally used as a therapy in Europe, sensory stimulation has gained prominence in the United States as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Using everyday objects, therapists can trigger emotions and memories in seniors who have lost their ability to connect with the world around them.
Sensory Stimulation Therapy
Sensory stimulation uses everyday objects to arouse one or more of the five senses (hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch), with the goal of evoking positive feelings.