Imagine a room where…

By Brian Selders October 5, 2018 As the diagnoses of autism, individuals with multiple disabilities and an ever-aging population continues to rise, the need for sensory integration that assists with improving the sensory and behavioral needs of clients and their families has become vital. In 2016, Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), located in Rolling Meadows, IL,…
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Fighting Dementia With Memories of Childhood and Happy Times

By Christopher F. Schuetze August 22, 2018 DOETINCHEM, Netherlands — “We’re lost,” said Truus Ooms, 81, to her friend Annie Arendsen, 83, as they rode a city bus together. “As the driver, you should really know where we are,” Ms. Arendsen told Rudi ten Brink, 63, who sat at the wheel of the bus. But she…
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Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environment at The Kenwood

At The Kenwood by Senior Star, constantly searching for and embracing new innovations in memory care is a key focus. The Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environment is a safe, welcoming room where residents can go to enjoy gentle stimulation of the primary senses.

Filled with soothing lights, sounds, scents, textures, and comfortable furniture, the relaxing atmosphere offers residents a respite from challenges, confusion, and agitation. This immersive experience provides an outlet for exploration and is an excellent way to recharge and relax. The environment is one that truly has to be seen and experienced in order to understand the amazing benefits.

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Move over, hygge: It’s time to sniff and doze in a Snoezelen room

By Jon Tattrie, CBC News July 4, 2018 The L'Arche community in Halifax has opened one of the first Snoezelen rooms in Nova Scotia, designed to bring a calming respite for people with disabilities. Like the Danish idea of hygge, which caught on last year, snoezelen comes from Europe. Depending on the translation, the Dutch…
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