Brooklyn Residents Test Their Senses

Residents at Brooklyn house had fun testing their taste buds this week as part of a sensory activity.

Sensory activities arouse one or more of the five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste or touch) with the goal of evoking positive feeling, and is widely used for those suffering with dementia. By drawing the attention of an individual to a particular item, sensory stimulation encourages memories and responses, especially for those that are unable to communicate, helping them relax and improve mood and self esteem. For those that do not suffer with dementia it can be an enjoyable source of stimulating the senses with something new or evoking memories.

The experience wasn’t quite like I’m A Celebrity’s Bushtucker trial, but the participants tried a variety of sweet and savoury samples while blindfolded and then attempted to guess what they were.

New resident Audrey described it as “Hilarious. I didn’t fancy it myself, but it’s funny to watch” she remarked.

Brooklyn House

Home Manager

Kathryn Abbs

Address

Queens Road,
Attleborough,
Norfolk,
NR17 2AG

Contact
0808 223 5412
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