“Snoezelen” is a contraction of two Dutch words. “snuffelen” (to seek out or explore) and “doezelen” (to relax)
The Snoezelen Room at The Views is designed to stimulate and soothe residents, and to provide a safe and calm place in which to pique one’s curiosity and/or stimulate the senses. The gentle music, soft colored lights and the presence of compassionate volunteers assist our residents in relaxing in a safe and secure place. This fun and peaceful approach to stimulating the senses can ease symptoms such as agitation and wandering; behaviours that commonly affect those with dementia.
After Snoezelen sessions, people with dementia are less anxious, apathetic and restless.