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