Back to the real sensory world our ‘care’ has taken away

Colin MacDonald reflects on research into the effects of multisensory stimulation. He argues that care environments and practices have developed in a way that excludes people with dementia from the pleasurable sensory experiences most of us enjoy every day. Rather than create a new environment to compensate for this deprivation, should we not try to bring some normal experiences back?
Author/s: Colin MacDonald

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