The Experience Station, akin to a mini theater, is an enrichment interactive that engages people with mid-to-late stage dementia. It provides a social, soothing, or stimulating experience via special effects, sensory materials, and specialized content.
Development began in 2019, and Generation 1 of the Experience Station is currently installed at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living. Over the course of 190+ resident sessions, the Station has qualitatively proven effective at redirecting challenging behavior to improve reminiscence, social engagement, and overall quality of life.
For inquiries regarding Memory Care Experience Station installation, funding, or partnerships, contact me.
The project received an honorable mention by the SCAN Foundation, a finalist in Leading Age California Innovation Showcase, and a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas.
To learn about creating these types of experiences, I published Designing for People Living with Dementia: Multisensory Immersion.