How Sensory Stimulation Can Help Alzheimer’s Patients
As Alzheimer’s progresses, the ability to communicate and perform everyday activities declines. Holding sensory sessions with our residents, gives them the means to express themselves, when they can no longer do so with words, sensory sessions can help them relax and feel safe. This can improve their mood, self-esteem and, in turn, their well-being.
By drawing attention to a particular item, sensory stimulation encourages memories and responses of those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s. For instance, art or photos can trigger memories and emotions for those who no longer speak. Someone who has not expressed a word in months might suddenly smile or want to pick up a pencil and draw. That art form eventually can become a means for them to communicate, either through personal works of art or simply by sharing the experience.
“Just a short note to thank you all for taking care of T---- with such kindness and compassion during his final weeks, and also for the welcome we always received when visiting.”—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it. Whenever I have visited Lynhales—
“We can’t find enough words to thank you all for everything that you did for Dad. To say it is greatly appreciated is a massive understatement and we hope that you know that we appreciated every gesture.”—
“We appreciate all your care and the way you treat our father with such dignity and kindness. Please thank all of your staff.”—
“We are very pleased with the care that Dad receives at Lynhales – we feel he could not be in a better place. We know he is well cared for and, above all, safe."—
"... a big thank you to everyone to show how very grateful we are for the love and care shown to Dad in his last few years here at Lynhales. We could not be more grateful and pleased with how he was cared for."—
"I would like to thank you all for your kindness and cheerfulness, and for looking after both my Mother and her visitors so well. It was really like a home from home."—
"We wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did to take care of Mum. She always looked lovely and seemed content in her world. We couldn't have asked for more. Please pass on our thanks to the team.”—
“I wanted you to know how much I appreciated the Support Group Meeting on Saturday. It was very well attended and I met a number of new family members, all of whom seemed to take a great deal from the experience.—
Dear Sister Dora and all the staff. Please would you accept our thanks for all the care and attention you so warmly gave to my Mother in the last few months of her life whilst in your lovely Home and this is more.—
“I wish to thank you for the superb level of care you provided to K---- during her time at Lynhales (some 11 years). As a former nurse, I’m sure she would have appreciated it."—