This session reviews the benefits and limitations of sensory stimulation for persons with dementia and design factors to consider when designing a multi-sensory space. This session will offer a “design on a dime” approach to a sensory room and demonstrates to occupational therapists how they can assist communities in designing a space to impact the quality of life without relying on pharmacology.
Course created on September 2, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 02387; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-851481; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to identify calming and stimulating sensory interventions for persons with dementia and the benefits of multi-sensory stimulation for persons living with dementia.
- After this course, participants will be able to list design principles to consider when designing a multi-sensory space.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize everyday objects, activities, lo-tech and sensory inputs to include in a multi-sensory environment to facilitate purposeful engagement.
|5-15 Minutes||Why Sensory Stimulation|
|15-20 Minutes||Comfortable and Safe|
|20-25 Minutes||Meaningful and Familiar|
|25-35 Minutes||Multi-sensory experience|
|35-40 Minutes||Stimulation and Relaxation|
|40-45 Minutes||Control and Interaction|
|45-50 Minutes||Age Appropriate and Usable|
|50-55 Minutes||Specialized Environments|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, (MS in OT, 1993; Doctoral 2014) in her 25+ years of practice, has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; has spoken at numerous conferences both nationally and internationally, for 20+ State Health Care Associations, and for 25+ state LeadingAge affiliates. She provides continuing education support to over 17,000 therapists, nurses, and administrators nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Affairs Affiliates and is an adjunct professor at both Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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