Headlight kitted out one of Later Life wards with sensory toys and equipment that are specially designed for people with dementia. Toys and activities such as these provide gentle sensory stimulation that can calm and even slow the progression of dementia.
Our Later Life wards are home to people with moderate to late stage dementia, and they're admitted when their condition changes and their existing care arrangement breaks down. Being admitted to hospital is disorientating, confusing and can make existing symptoms like aggression worse. Having an environment that is dementia-friendly can ease the transition. Gentle sensory stimulation has been shown