Dementia is used to describe a set of symptoms that can include memory loss, difficulty thinking or problem solving and sometimes language skills. Sometimes it may also begin to affect the way a person behaves or their mood. This condition is one which starts out with small scale problems, but can deteriorate quickly to make a huge impact on the sufferer’s daily life.
Dementia is often caused by a disease such as Alzheimer's, or if the sufferer has had a series of strokes. Alzheimer's accounts for a large proportion of dementia, however it is not the route of all dementia. How symptoms of dementia present themselves varies from person to person – it is down to which area of the brain is damaged and what disease causes the dementia.
Our multi-sensory rooms at Experia transcend any age barriers. Older people have shown profound changes in mood, cognition and overall well-being when regularly visiting our rooms or using our portable equipment, such as the Sensory Cart, designed specifically for relaxation and reminiscence thanks to its built-in DVD player, screen and gesture controlled amplifier.
Dementia can be a difficult diagnosis to handle or understand and can show itself with anger, moodiness or forgetfulness. Yet, once exposed to our calming lights, sounds and aromas, an individual with dementia can relax and engage and once again have control over their environment and even themselves. Setting up a sensory room in your assisted living or retirement facility will not only upgrade your facility, but may improve the quality of life for your residents.
Some great tools for engaging individuals with Dementia:
Experia tailor make Sensory Equipment and bespoke Sensory Rooms to suit any need and budget.
We also offer FREE 3D Room Design Service if you need a little help with designing your dream sensory space. With the help from our expert sensory advisors we can help you create the perfect environment for the needs of its users. Contact us today!
You can also request a product catalogue by clicking HERE to get some more ideas for your sensory space or watch our DVD to have a look at some of the best sensory rooms from around the world that we have installed.
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