Evocation of familiar scents to stimulate long-term memories. Ideal for sight impaired seniors.

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Solange 26th Jul 2010 Diversional Therapist
Good thinking Sharon. Sight and hearing stimulation would be more suitable for people with poor sense of smell.
Sharon 23rd Jul 2010 Recreation Therapist
I'm all for sensory activities, but let's remember that sometimes we set residents up to "fail" as 80 percent of those with Parkinsons Disease and Alzheimers have no sense of smell. We need to look to other forms of sensory stimulation for them. Footspa with gentle foot massage is a winner for us!
Solange 20th Jul 2010 Diversional Therapist
I would love to know how you go Kim. Sensory stimulation is really important for people in long term care.
kim 19th Jul 2010 personal carer/ activities
I thought this sounds like a really good activity, that could lead onto many paths of conversations I will let you know how I go when I try it