I’ve spent the past 2 years creating multi-sensory interactives to bring delight to people living with mid to late-stage Alzheimer’s at a memory care facility. Working with the brilliant team at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living, it’s our belief that by providing this delight we will decrease the frequency of crises of negative behavior. Such as anxiety, wandering, and depression. We want to help their residents achieve their Best Ability to Function.
Our enrichment interactive project is a large, mobile, immersive “Experience Station” that engages residents with sight, sound, rumble, airflow, scent, and taste as they interact with a variety of themes. This is done through custom software that orchestrates the effects and hand-held props that Life Enrichment staff interact with. We have built two full-scale iterations of the unit to date, and our work continues.
For more information on this project, see the Memory Care Experience Station page at the SFCJL.