Sensory Stimulation

Lights and Sounds, Positioning, Weighted Products, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Cognitive Stimulation, Time Keeping, Therapeutic Plush Dolls and Puppets, Aromatherapy, Heat Therapy, ALZHEIMER’S Products and Reminiscence.

The proper realization of our daily activities is in good part thanks to our 5 senses. Any change in these senses affects our quality of life. As we age, they diminish, especially for people living with Alzheimer’s as the disease increases the senses degeneration therefore prevents people from fully enjoying their surroundings’ sensory stimulus which can lead to negative repercussions such as stress, anxiety, depression and social disengagement.

The proper realization of our daily activities is in good part thanks to our 5 senses. Any change in these senses affects our quality of life. As we age, they diminish, especially for people living with Alzheimer’s as the disease increases the senses degeneration therefore prevents people from fully enjoying their surroundings’ sensory stimulus which can lead to negative repercussions such as stress, anxiety, depression and social disengagement.

Developed in Europe in the 1960′s, sensory stimulation therapy, originally designed to help people with learning disabilities, has become widely used to treat other conditions, such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Multisensory stimulation has become one of the leading choices to fulfill the needs of seniors living with Alzheimer’s. Such programs use tools to stimulate sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch to maintain and even improve cognitive and emotional functions, leading to a better well-being. We invite you to explore the different activity combinations that you can do in order to create your own multisensory program. For example, use mandarin and peppermint essential oils, proven to increase creativity, during your art sessions!