Sensory therapy

Yesterday, some of our residents enjoyed a sensory therapy session. Sensory therapy involves carers activating one or more of a resident’s senses, whether it be taste, smell, sight, sound or touch. It has been shown to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of people living with dementia. For example, when one of our residents smelt some peppermint oil it reminded them of eating peppermint creams when they were younger. It is so wonderful seeing our residents’ memories being sparked and hearing the stories that they have to tell.