Multi-Sensory Dementia Therapy


Nourishing the Mind

Residences Senior Living communities are two of only a few communities in the Midwest to offer the Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Therapy program to its memory care residents.

This leading-edge program involves creating a therapeutic environment where our trained staff provide our residents with dementia, high levels of stimuli to nourish and soothe their minds. The Snoezelen® approach revolves around a discrete, specially constructed environment that combines aromas, colors, lighting, textures and sounds to stimulate all of the resident’s senses.

Learn more about how we help nourish the mind at Residences Senior Living today!

Caring for a Person with Dementia

Most people think first of the physical care a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s will need. Though that is extremely important, at the Residences at Deer Creek and Residences at Coffee Creek, we also believe it’s extremely important to care for and nourish the sensory side of a person’s nature.

Through our Snoezelen® environments, our trained staff create an individualized environment for each resident. This may involve specific music and sounds, textures to explore or visuals to delight and stimulate reactions.

Senior Woman Sitting In Chair And Laughing With Nurse In Retirement Home

The Snoezelen® environment is designed to lower the stress chemistry in the brain and increase its natural relaxation

  • Stimulates the senses
  • Provides an alternative to medication and isolation
  • Improves appetite, memory, cognition, speech
  • Increase happiness
  • Encourages movement, range of motion, posture
  • Improves relationships
  • Increases awareness and attention
  • Decreases aggression, abuse, anxiety, wandering

Anticipated Outcomes from Snoezelen Therapy

Improved relationships and  social interactions.

Positive changes in behavior and ability

Improved motivation.

High quality of life experiences.