The concern of the lack of awareness can make it quite difficult to know whether the carer is making the right decisions in looking after the cared-for.
To stimulate the five senses can be a challenge.
Whereas help is available for the carer to advise the medication, diet, physiotherapy and cleanliness. The reaction of the cared-for, to communicate with the carer is a challenge and totally depends on the individual.
The known five human senses are as follows
Taste - defined by what you eat and can be coupled with smell. Where Turmeric is being promoted.
Smell - created by the atmosphere and the sense of familiarity and is usually not seen.
Sight - to notice the objects around you and is generated by light.
Sound - the movement of objects around you and are subject to hearing.
Touch - an individual emotion which directly linked by any part of the body to the brain.
Research has revealed over the last few years that use of the human senses has become a most important part for brain recovery. In fact it has introduced a whole range of Alzheimers Products even with its own App.
To stimulate the cared-for senses, experience has given the following
Taste - together with a range of food and liquids which are easily consumed added to the cared-for eating memories it stimulates a language of acceptance and with it the function of lips to the digestive tract which is so important to continue health.
Smell - creates a pleasure of acceptance and includes products like Lavender Sleep Serenity Spray which promotes relaxation.
Sight - the acceptance of people, animals and objects, also the use of colour lights can stimulate relaxation.
Sound - verbal communication to converse and using a background of music from a favourite past era to the latest music creating relaxation.
Touch - with animals, designed objects and human contact promotes the sense of being here and creates relaxation.
The actions are based on experience by being a carer for a period of time. It has shown that this has a most important function of health and giving relaxation to both the carer and cared-for.
author: Robert Bovington for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org