Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia and was named after the doctor who first described it (Alois Alzheimer). Around 5.5 million people in the US live with Alzheimer’s disease. It tends to develop slowly over the years and affects multiple brain functions, including memory. As it develops, so do the symptoms. They also become more severe. Alzheimer’s is most common in people over 65 and affects more women than men.
The most common symptoms of the early stages can include:
- Memory loss: Forgetting about recent conversations, forgetting names of places and objects, struggling to find the correct word and also misplacing items.
- Repetition: Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s tend to ask the same questions over and over again.
- Indecision: They find it more difficult to make decisions and show poor judgment.
- Frustration: The above symptoms make patients irritable and anxious, and they may become aggressive.
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, there are ways to improve the quality of life of the patients: Experia USA's multisensory rooms cater to people of all ages. Older people have shown profound changes in mood, cognition and overall well-being when regularly visiting our rooms designed specifically for relaxation and reminiscence.
Once exposed to our calming lights, sounds and aromas, an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s can relax, engage, and once again have control over their environment and even themselves. Setting up a sensory room in your assisted living or retirement facility will not only upgrade your facility, but may improve the quality of life for your residents.
Some great tools for engaging individuals with Alzheimer’s include:
- Bubble Tubes
- Fiber Optics
- Living Scenery Projector Bundle
- Aurora LED Projector Bundle - Dementia Room
- IRIS Sensory Room
- Perfect Petzzz
We offer FREE Room Design Service. If you need assistance with designing a sensory space that encourages memory, attention, focus, concentration and awareness, just reach out to us. With the help from our expert sensory advisors we can help you create the perfect environment for your particular needs.
We are here to assist you!