As the brain responds to different types of stimulation, sensory activities that are related to dementia, patients can play an important part in helping with dementia symptoms. Research has shown that sensory stimulation through sensory products and activities, is linked to immediate positive effects on the mood and behaviours of people with dementia.
THIS WEEK'S SENSORY STORIES
Whether heart-warming stories or scientific breakthroughs, we'll cover all the essential new from the week, in one handy place!
Sensory cart technology helps people living with dementia
Developed by Experia, the Sensory Cart has a number of features designed to help those suffering with dementia to relax; the cart also helps de-escalate stressful and upsetting situations experienced by those suffering with different forms of the disease.
Offering a number of benefits to the user, the Cart houses a built-in DVD player and screen, which can help those using the Cart to reminisce through visual distraction, such as enjoying a film of their choice; and, because it is portable, this means the Sensory Cart can be used within different environments, such as nursing homes, health centres, hospitals and hospices.
Dementia Awareness Week: 15th – 21st MAY
About Dementia Awareness Week
This week is Dementia Awareness Week. Spearheaded by Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Awareness Week is dedicated to raising the profile of the condition in the public eye. Throughout this week there will be national and regional press coverage, awareness-raising and fundraising events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The focus of this year’s campaign is uniting together against dementia to improve care, offer help and understanding and give everyone the help they need.
What Is Dementia?
Dementia, is a condition that involves a person losing their cognitive abilities. However this is not the same as the normal levels of cognitive deterioration that are a part of the aging process. Sometimes dementia can have a progressive effect due to disease or damage; however it can also stay the same if the sufferer has had an injury to their brain. Continue reading