Stimulation of the senses – touch, sound, sight and smell – can help people with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia related diseases reconnect with their surroundings. That’s why we proudly offer internationally renowned Snoezelen therapy in Anchin – the most comprehensive of its kind in our region.
Our Multi-sensory Suite utilizes a therapeutic environment to deliver high levels of stimuli to patients with dementia. This private, comfortable room displays optical illusions with combined lighting effects, aromas, colors, textures and sounds to initiate sensory stimulations in the brain.
The purpose of a Multi-sensory Suite is to incorporate both relaxing and activating stimuli to promote well-being. Studies have shown that a safe, mood-enhancing environment, like Aviva’s Multi-sensory Suite, can result in a reduction in medication for some residents and can ease some of the “sundowning” behaviors associated with Dementia related diseases.
Benefits of Multi-sensory Therapy:
- Stimulates lethargic residents
- Calms and soothes agitated residents
- Provides a non-language outlet
- Distracts residents from acute pains
- Increases resident awareness