For patients suffering with dementia, who often spend their days sitting alone in silence, a snoozling room can be a real life-saver.  Snoozling technology involves the equipping of a small room at Lady Minto Hospital with special activities, sounds, color patterns and other stimulating items, that inspire increased brain activity in those suffering with cognitive dysfunctions like Alzheimer’s or Autism.  Stephanie Bolduc, who is helping to oversee the Snoozling project at Lady Minto on behalf of the North Bay Regional Health Centre, says their fundraising efforts are underway, but they still need the public’s help.

The Lady Minto snoozling room project is being supported by the Cochrane Alzheimer’s Committee and Behavioral Supports Ontario.