Snoezelen & Alzheimer

Snoezelen & Alzheimer

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Caption: Reportage in a snoezelen room in Liege. Mony, 85, who has Alzheimer's disease, moves around in this multi-sensory environment, which is both soothing and stimulating, with Marc Thiry, a physiotherapist specialising in psychomotor education. Professor Thiry has been following Mony since her disease was diagnosed 5 years ago. By stimulating the senses, these rooms allow people with Alzheimer's, who, despite their disease, maintain a sensorial memory, to lower their anxiety levels. These rooms are as beneficial to the patients as to the medical staff, allowing a privileged relationship to be established between the two, and setting up means of communication other than speech. This rooms allows the patients to have a cup of coffee, to chat before leaving the

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Keywords: 70 years and old, adult, alone, alzheimer, belgium, cafeteria, decoration, european, female, folding, human, interior, liege, memory block, person, relaxing, senior citizen, senses, snoezelen, therapy, woman

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