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Using sensory activities to improve dementia care

A structured programme of sensory activities can improve end-of-life care for people in nursing homes with advanced dementia.

Research shows many people with advanced dementia living in care homes have little contact with staff other than for personal care or help with eating and drinking (Alzheimer’s Society, 2007). This article demonstrates how a structured programme of sensory activities that are focused on pleasure rather than physical need can benefit residents with advanced dementia nearing the end of life.

Read more on the Nursing Times website.