People who have dementia need additional support and bespoke care depending on their individual needs whilst they are in hospital. We have purchased a number of dementia trolleys, memory shops, memory walls and boxes which provide therapeutic and social benefits for people living with dementia.

These help our patients to reminisce by using memorabilia and pictures of the local area.  The dementia trolleys and all the items can be used by nurses, therapists and healthcare support workers as part of a patient’s therapy if they are unsettled. agitated or need some social activity. They can also be used by carers and family members.

Dianne Smith, Dementia Matron at UHMBT, said: “Bay Hospitals Charity and their incredible supporters do brilliant work throughout the year supporting our patients and clinical teams across Morecambe Bay hospitals. Thanks to the charity last year we purchased reminiscence shops, memory walls and reminiscence iPads.

“Using memorabilia such as old-fashioned shops and old pictures of the local area help our clinical teams provide a therapeutic environment for our patients to reminisce and staff can also use these items when caring for people with dementia who are unsettled or agitated or need some social activity."

“These additional items, which our charity has funded, help us deliver even better care for the patients living with dementia across our hospitals”.