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Benefits of Snoezelen Room for Alzheimer’s Care

The Kenwood’s Memory Care offers cutting-edge therapy programs that aid in treatment for our dementia residents. One of these programs is the Snoezelen Room. It’s filled with soothing lights, sounds, scents and textures. It provides our dementia residents with a relaxing atmosphere away from confusion and agitation. The room radiates a calming effect and is a great resource for residents who struggle with high anxiety. Residents can also engage with exciting visuals and textures. From a bubble machine and dim lights to soft music and a cozy recliner, residents become comforted and tranquil. Not only is Snoezelen therapy a good tool for residents to take a break, but it also aids in helping our staff to encourage communication.

These rooms are specially designed to deliver stimuli to various senses. The combination of different materials on a wall may be explored using tactile senses. The floor can be adjusted to stimulate the sense of balance. A staff member accompany the resident and are trained on the proper usage of each item for maximum benefits.

Snoezelen rooms are an established form of therapy since 1970 and are in institutions all over the world.

The environment facilitates better communication, both verbal and non-verbal, during and after therapy. It can deepen the relationship shared between caregivers and the individuals receiving care. Our highly trained staff customize the environment for each person’s needs to avoid over stimulation. They are presented with a variety of options to find the sensory experience that is pleasant to them.

Key benefits of The Snoezelen® Room:

  • Increase resident and caregiver communication.
  • It is used as a therapeutic environment, which was created for the express purpose of delivering high levels of stimuli in patients with dementia.
  • Sensory therapy has helped to reduce the fears of participants and enhance their trust in the people closest to them.
  • With a steady stream of stimuli participants’ autonomic response increases along with an awareness of their surroundings.
  • Sensory therapy has proven effective in calming aggressive behavior and improving mood.
  • The benefits of Snoezelen may include improved self-esteem.

For more information on all our signature memory care programs, please contact us to schedule a visit. 513-399-5296

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