How to make a Sensory Room for People Living with Dementia

Jakob, Anke (2015) How to make a Sensory Room for People Living with Dementia. In: Include 2015; 17 - 18 Sep 2015, London, U.K.. ISBN 9781910642061


The poster presents the results of recent interdisciplinary research into current provision and design of spaces used for multisensory stimulation for people with dementia living in care homes ± often referred to as ¡Sensory Rooms'. A study conducted in 16 care homes in the UK using ethnographic methods revealed inadequate design, an inappropriate set up of existing facilities and poor facilitation by staff. Based on these results, design recommendations for multisensory spaces tailored towards the needs of people with dementia were developed and published in a design guide book available online . The guide aims to be a tool for health care practitioners, care home staff and carers, enabling them to create sensory environments appropriate and suitable for care home residents and their families. HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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