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AHS 2016 Multi-Sensory Catalogue

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What is Multi-Sensory (Snoezelen™?) Multi-Sensory (Snoezelen™) is a Dutch concept developed in the 70's by two Dutch Therapists and is a blend of two Dutch words "snuffelen" (to seek out, to explore) and "doezelen" (to doze, to snooze). Multi-Sensory (Snoezelen™) is a therapy consisting of sensory experiences delivered to stimulate the primary senses with few demands placed on cognitive ability. Trust and relaxation are encouraged via non-directive therapy. An advantage of Multi-Sensory (Snoezelen™) therapy is that it does not rely on verbal communication and is beneficial for those who would otherwise be almost impossible to reach. In a controlled multi-sensory environment, patients receive a steady stream of stimuli that automatically increases their awareness and understanding of their surroundings. The average person touches 300 different surfaces every 30 minutes; however, someone with profound dementia may average out at only three (3) different surface touches in 30 minutes. This shows in magnitude just how sensory-deprived many Alzheimer's patients are and the benefits of clinically engaging their senses during senior care. What are the aims of Multi-Sensory (Snoezelen™?) To offer individuals with special needs and challenging conditions the opportunity to exercise choice through action. These safe, non-threatening environments bridge cognitive, perceptual, behavioral, and physical impairments, as well as other limiting conditions to provide a sense of empowerment. Moreover, these environments allow clients to enjoy a wide range of sensory experiences—either passively or actively—that enhance therapy, learning, and relaxation. Clients choose the experiences that give them the most pleasure. Multi-Sensory (Snoezelen™) is not bound by a specific professional discipline, therapy, facility, or client profile. Rather, it is a philosophy and a concept to be utilized as a resource to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and other limiting conditions. About Associated Health Systems Inc Take steps toward meeting challenges in your facility and improving the overall quality and atmosphere for patients, families and employees alike. Associated Health Systems Multi-Sensory Environment products are specifically de- signed to reach patients affected by dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other sensory deficits. Increase communica- tion potential and improve awareness, focus and concentration among patients in your memory care units. Multi-Sensory Environment rooms are controlled, meaningful and demand- free spaces and provide a fully customized environment that does not rely on verbal communication. Associated Health Systems is dedicated to providing room design, installation assistance and comprehensive training to create a customized Multi-Sensory Environment to meet your needs and space. Schedule a free Consultation or Demonstration Call: 877.457.8012 Visit: www.ahs-multisensory.com Email: info@associatedhealthsystems.com www.associatedhealthsystems.com | info@associatedhealthsystems.com | 877.457.8012 ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

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