The attitude to people with dementia has changed dramatically over the past few years, and we know that a person with dementia is still trying their best to live as good a quality of life as they can.
We help them to do this in two ways:
• By helping them to maintain social contact with the people around them, using Life Books
• By providing them with something meaningful and enjoyable to do
To help this, we now have a Snoezelen room (pronounced Snooze-Ellen) at Bishopscourt. This room contains light effects and soothing music and smells that is a wonderfully relaxing experience for residents (and also for supervising staff!).
The benefit of a Snoezelen room is that it is a passive activity that does not challenge and frustrate the resident. It is a relaxing and rewarding experience for them.
Each session lasts 50 minutes and there are five to six residents in each session.