Hos­pi­tal re­turns to 1940s to help de­men­tia pa­tients

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A GAR­DEN party helped peo­ple with de­men­tia to rem­i­nisce with their friends and fam­ily.

The 1940s in­spired event held by friends, fam­ily and staff of Cheshire and Wir­ral Part­ner­ship NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, took place at Croft Ward, a 14-bed de­men­tia ward in the Mill­brook Unit at Mac­cles­field Hos­pi­tal, and al­lowed de­men­tia pa­tients to en­joy a host of ac­tiv­i­ties.

Dozens of friends and rel­a­tives joined pa­tients for tea and cakes, fish and chips and non-al­co­holic Pimms as part of the throw­back event.

Do­mes­tic and ad­min staff dressed in wartime at­tire as pa­tients en­joyed dancing to songs from yes­ter­year.

Harry Moore, an oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist at Croft Ward, said: “The idea for this event came from one of our students who wanted to cre­ate an oc­ca­sion whereby pa­tients could en­joy rem­i­nisc­ing in a way that was ther­a­peu­tic and re­ward­ing.

“Feed­back from pa­tients and rel­a­tives has been fan­tas­tic so we hope to host many more events like this in the fu­ture.”

Search ‘de­men­tia’ at cwp.nhs.uk to find out more about mem­ory as­sess­ment and de­men­tia ser­vices.

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