Golden oldie rooms stimulate memories

NDET 5-2-13 RKH 3 Diane Cliff in the 1950's Rempod.
NDET 5-2-13 RKH 3 Diane Cliff in the 1950's Rempod.

A groundbreaking treatment project saw dementia patients in Belper being treated in 1950s themed rooms this week in a bid to comfort them from confusion and memory loss.

The golden oldie-style rooms at Manor Farm Community Centre feature wallpaper, a radio, furniture and even newspapers from days gone by because often patients’ memories from decades back are more vivid.