Gap Fill - Health Service - Level 5


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Hospitals in the are helping people suffer from dementia by undergoing a "vintage makeover". This is to make dementia patients feel and to trigger memories about the . The makeover includes creating old-style with a 1950s look; a movie theatre where patients can watch black and white films from ; and a 1950s-themed "memory " full of 1950s . The UK's National Health Service (NHS) said the "dementia-friendly adaptations" could help patients to cope with by relaxing in familiar places that could bring back memories.

Dementia is a for conditions that involve a in memory, language ability, problem-solving and other thinking . It greatly affects a person's ability to do everyday . The World Health Organization estimates there are 46.8 million people with dementia. Someone develops it every three . The NHS believes its makeovers will help dementia patients. It said: "Having a dementia-friendly to stay may help patients adjust to their surroundings, lessen the of falls and reduce their on medicine."

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