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Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology

Multisensory Environments and the Patient with Alzheimer’s Disease: An Evidence-based Review

  • Open or Close Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak*

    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Jordan, Jordan

    *Corresponding author: Sarsak HI, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Submission: October 11, 2018; Published: October 26, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TNN.2018.02.000533

ISSN 2637-7748
Volume2 Issue2


Background: Effects of environment on behavior have been studied. Manipulations of environmental sensory stimulation and environmental modifications have been used to enhance functional performance for patients with dementia.

Objectives: this study was conducted to examine and review the evidence available regarding the effectiveness of environmental modifications and multisensory stimulation on functional performance and ability to engage in activities of daily living (ADLs) for patients with dementia.

Results: our review revealed that environmental modifications and multisensory stimulation for patients with dementia can improve functional performance and may increase engagement in meaningful ADLs.

Conclusion: environmental modifications and multisensory stimulation are effective and can improve functional performance and increase engagement in meaningful ADLs for patients with dementia.

Keywords: Multisensory; Environment; Modification; Behavior; Functional performance and engagement; Activities of daily living (ADLs); Dementia alzheimer type (DAT); Occupational therapy (OT)

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