Nursing home builds real-life 1950s memory lane to help dementia patients

The Telegraph | October 2018 | Nursing home builds real-life 1950s memory lane to help dementia patients

Starting this week (3 October) residents at the Five Rise Nursing Home in Bingley can take a stroll down an artificial street designed to resemble how the West Yorkshire town looked in the 1950s.

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The new-build home which cost £6m, is an innovation from twin brothers Danny and Damien Holt.

Damien, a psychiatric nurse, said: “People with advanced dementia can have very complex needs and we know how vital it is to provide plenty of mental stimulation in a safe, modern environment.

“Many of our residents have lived around Bingley for years.

“They remember it as it was.

“The purpose of our memory lane is to provide an attractive and interesting destination for the people we care for, offering reminiscence therapy to improve the psychological well being and quality of life for our residents.”( Source: The Telegraph)

 

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