Sunday, August 24, 2014

Memory Lane

Retro-decorating has proven very effective in treating people with dementia who might feel more comfortable with scenes from their distant past. Blossom Fields care home near Bristol has constructed a 1950s street where residents, many of whom suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, can mail letters in a George VI Post Box, make calls from a restored phone box, enjoy a pint (or, more often than not, a cup of tea) in the White Horse Inn, or pop into the greengrocers for some shopping.

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