dementia disco ball


images from a touching article in today’s ny times about overnight programs for individuals with dementia include a simple but powerful use of light and environmental design in sensory stimulation rooms. the author describes a scene where “next door, a quieter sort of party unfolded in a darkened room filled with sensory delights: a yellow spotlight danced off a disco ball, new age music purred softly, and a citrus smell filled the air.” look what a magical difference such a simple, easily initiated effect can have on an otherwise stark space.

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