Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the senses such as taste, smell, sight, hearing, and touch. Sensory stimulation is a key component for improving the quality of life of people living with dementia.
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Dementia Activities: Keeping Occupied and Stimulated Can Improve Their Quality of Life (Dementia Caregivers Guide, Dementia Care) by Natalie Johnson, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00PPE32OC/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Nvaewb121SQMN
These touchy-feely sensory pouches (also known as squish bags and sensory pads) are a wonderful way to explore the senses. They are also so easy to make! Making sensory pouches is a quick and inexpensive way to make an engaging and relaxing sensory activity for people living with dem
Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.