Patients who have serious cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, lose their memories little by little. We now know that sensory exercises led by nurses can help these patients and alleviate their stress levels.
The project entails implementing Snoezelen techniques within the Alzheimer Unit of the Mental Health and Psychiatry Department. Watching bubbles rising in a luminous column, smelling scents that evoke pleasant memories, manipulating optic fibers, and playing with beams of light are all stimulating activities and also beneficial for brain exercise and well-being.
Ms. Jane Portier, Unit Nurse Manager, Geriatric Psychiatry Division, Department of Mental Health and Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals