What does stimulation do?
Therapists and caretakers explain that sensory therapy works best with familiar and comforting items that the patient is known to enjoy. The purpose of this stimulation is to relax the patient, bringing feelings of safety, and memory arousal. For instance, favorite foods, flowers, hairbrushes, seashells, or even massages can be used during sensory stimulation. Again, while this treatment unfortunately does not cure Alzheimer's disease, it is used to decrease anxiety and depression, invoke feelings of happiness, and potentially boost fond memories.