At Azura Memory Care, we know through our use of the Virtual Dementia Tour by Second Wind Dreams how the senses of our residents are affected by the dementia disease process. As a result, we use a holistic approach to tap into the different senses of our residents in a variety of ways; including the use of aromatherapy. Research shows that certain scents can evoke memories, enhance mood and invigorate appetite. Here are some aromatherapy tips and tricks from Azura’s exclusive MOSAIC Engagement Resource Guide, which helps guide the engagement and quality of life for our residents:
In addition, many of our homes have what is called a “MOSAIC Sensory Room,” which offers our residents a multi-sensory space where they can reconnect with their environment, experience inner peace and help reduce agitation. The Sensory Rooms are equipped with opportunities to stimulate the senses-touch, sound, smell, and sight- and is modeled after the internationally known Snoezelen treatment program.
Here are some examples of what a Sensory Room looks like in our Azura homes: