Sensory activities in care settings: A marketing tool or a valued contribution?
Thursday 12 November 2015: 4-6 pm
Robert Harvey House, Hawthorn Park Drive, Handsworth Wood, B20 1AD
The IAH is pleased to host this workshop which is first in a series of four workshops on the application of sensory stimulation activities with older people. The workshop is aimed at all levels of staff working within the care industry. It will consider the theory and practice of sensory activities within various care settings.
- Dr Eleanor Bradley, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Worcester
- Marcus Fellows, CEO, Broadening Choices for Older People (BCOP)
The key issues covered are: diagnosis and healthcare, the state of research and ensuring appropriate, prepared services are available.
Cluttered ward layouts and poor signage in hospitals and care homes were cited as the top reasons for causing confusion and distress in people with dementia in research conducted by the King’s Fund.
Replacing reflective sanitary ware (toilets, basins etc.) and surfaces, and installing clearer signage using distinctive colours and pictures, has been shown to help dementia patients manage their condition better by helping to reduce confusion and agitation.