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Hospitals in the United Kingdom are [adopting / adapting] to help people who suffer [from / of] dementia. Many hospitals have undergone a "vintage makeover" to make dementia patients [felt / feel] more relaxed and to help trigger [memorials / memories] about the past. The makeover includes creating tea [rooms / room] (old-style cafes) that look the same as those from the 1950s; a small movie theatre where [patients / patience] can watch old black and white films from [yesterday / yesteryear] ; and a 1950s-themed "memory room" [full / filled] of furniture and artwork from the 1950s. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) said the "dementia-friendly adaptations" could help patients to [cope / cape] with stress by relaxing in familiar surroundings that could bring back [happily / happy] memories.

Dementia is a term for diseases and [condition / conditions] that involve a decline in memory. It is [plus / also] accompanied by a deterioration in language ability, problem-solving and [other / another] thinking skills. The condition greatly affects a person's [ability / able] to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's is the most [commonly / common] cause of dementia. The World Health Organization estimates [that / there] to be 46.8 million people worldwide living [on / with] dementia. Someone in the world develops it [every / all] three seconds. The NHS believes its makeover facilities will help dementia patients. It said: "Having a dementia-friendly place to stay may [help / helpful] patients just adjust better to their surroundings, lessen the likelihood of falls and reduce their [rely / reliance] on medicine."

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