Multisensory intervention in dementia care
Macharia, Mary (2021)
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The aim of research study was to examine previous research work on the effects of multisensory intervention in residents suffering from dementia despite the severity. Research question posed for the study was: How can multisensory intervention positively affect dementia residents in nursing care? The author used qualitative and thematic analysis methods. The study entailed analyzing seven scientific research articles that helped the author to answer the research question. The outcome of the research was delivered through three themes which were disruptive behaviour change, social interaction, and familiar space. These themes demonstrated positive effects on multisensory use in residents suffering from dementia. This therefore concludes that use of multisensory intervention has positive effects on residents suffering from dementia, and therefore improves their wellbeing. Kitwood work on dementia care guided this research, it emphasis on person-centred care which means dementia residents receive care based on their individual needs. Aye’s theory was also included in the study which illustrate how sensory integration respond positively in persons surroundings and their body actively process sensation input and the information given. The study shows the need to integrate multisensory intervention into their daily care routine irrespective of severity of the disease.