Sensory contraints


Posted on December 12th, by geoff in CT Extra. Comments Off on Sensory contraints

Caring Times, November 2017

A Shrewsbury-based care provider has run training for staff by restricting their senses with goggles, mittens and ear plugs to help them gain a greater understanding of dementia.

The initiative was part of Morris Care’s ‘In Their Shoes’ campaign at its homes in Shropshire and Cheshire which aimed to give a different perspective on dementia for World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in September.

The voluntary sessions involved staff losing part of their normal senses of touch, sight and hearing – by wearing goggles, gloves and ear plugs at intervals– to simulate what it can feel like to live with dementia when trying to perform daily tasks.





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