Atlanta Senior CareEach person has 7 main senses. These senses are sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch, vestibular, and proprioception. Some believe that the first 5 listed senses are the main general senses and the last 2 are secondary senses. Vestibular and Proprioception Senses are not senses that are usually discussed yet they are very important. Vestibular Sense is our sense of balance. This sense allows us to stand and move without falling over.  Proprioception is our sense of body position. This sense informs us where the parts of our body are and how they are moving. All 7 senses are likely to be impacted by Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease to some degree. Each of the 7 senses need to be engaged and stimulated in every person, and especially in those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Atlanta senior careDiagram of the 5 General Senses and a Diagram of the 7 Senses (above)