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Understand and assess the sensory needs of people with dementia, and learn how to implement sensory modulation-based approaches for enriched care.

Drawing on the author’s Sensory Modulation Program, this approach aids with self-organization and meaningful participation in life activities. Explaining sensory-processing issues specific to older populations, this book provides a downloadable assessment tool to help review individual sensory-processing patterns. It includes a range of sensory-based activities which can be carried out with people at all stages of dementia, both with individuals and in groups. The book also provides recommendations for modifying physical environments to make care settings sensory-enriched.


A comprehensive, compassionate guide to helping those with memory loss. Warm, wise and well-researched, it offers essential insights, practical strategies, and sensory-smart solutions that can help our parents, grandparents, and clients feel safe and secure and engage optimally in tasks and activities that give lives meaning and purpose.
Lindsay Biel, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Co-author, Raising a Sensory Smart Child
Dr. Champagne presents an innovative and compelling application of sensory integration theory and principles to a growing elderly population. Use of this adaptation of the Sensory Modulation Program provides effective tools to support the daily life functioning and quality of life of adults with dementia.
Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Executive Director, Spiral Foundation