We have long thought that the idea of a sensory room for dementia is great. Usually most frequently heard of in the context for children with cognitive impairment or disability. If you’re unsure what a sensory room is and how much fun one can be … read on …
A sensory room is a special room designed to develop a person’s sense, usually through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used as a therapy for children with limited communication skills. – Google
We talked about sensory gardens so why not a sensory room!
Here’s a look at what a sensory room can offer…
After researching ideas for the Dementia Cafe, we found a great charity who offer fabulous sensory rooms and have become truly inspired. The charity is The Space Centre and it’s based in Lancashire. Here’s a list of those who can use it and The Space Centre do mention Dementia on their website. We think the video below of their rooms is marvelous:
Just Wow. If we at the DC could offer even a smidgen of this to those with dementia in London, we think we’d be on to a winner.
We love the slide especially and the bubble tubes. We talked previously about how music in dementia care can help those through the therapy of sound. Safe environments for people to be free in is really a savior to many and offers light relief and respite to those caring for those with dementia who may otherwise have to watch a loved one constantly, so that they don’t harm themselves (depending on the stage of the dementia).
We would love to visit The Space Centre facility to learn more.
If you follow us on IG then you’ll know that we have been considering this for a while.
If you’d like to create your own sensory space for a loved one, you’ll find penty of help here.
There have been threads of the idea running through our minds and IG for a couple of years now concerning this concept. Here we talked about texture…
Stay tuned for updates as we look into the idea further.
Remember at the very start of the DC when our founder was contemplating jellies and rockers?