Hospitals in the United Kingdom are adapting to help who suffer from dementia. Many have undergone a "vintage makeover" to make dementia patients feel relaxed and to help trigger about the past. The makeover includes creating tea (old-style cafes) that look the same as from the 1950s; a small movie theatre where patients can watch old black and white films from ; and a 1950s-themed "memory room" of furniture and artwork from the 1950s. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) said the "dementia-friendly " could help patients to cope with by relaxing in familiar surroundings that could bring back happy memories.
Dementia is a for diseases and conditions that involve a in memory. It is also accompanied by a deterioration in language ability, problem-solving and other thinking . The condition affects a person's ability to perform everyday . Alzheimer's is the most cause of dementia. The World Health Organization estimates there to be 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia. Someone in the world develops it every seconds. The NHS believes its makeover will help dementia patients. It said: "Having a dementia-friendly place to stay may help patients adjust better to their , lessen the likelihood of falls and reduce their reliance on ."