New wall feature at Rosewood House, St Saviour's Hospital

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A wall feature depicting Gorey Castle has been unveiled at Rosewood House, which provides care for Islanders with dementia.

The official opening of the new decoration, which was provided thanks to sponsorship from the International Products Team at Lloyds Bank, took place on Friday 25 May to coincide with Dementia Action Week, and a cake sale to raise funds for Jersey Alzheimer’s Association (JAA).

The idea for the wall feature stemmed from a discussion between the JAA and staff from Health and Social Services at the launch last year of a sensory, dementia-friendly garden at Maple Ward, part of Rosewood House.

Sharon Pentony, Manager of Maple Ward said “We are always looking for new ideas to enhance the environment in the ward. It’s been great that Lloyds Bank and JAA have recognised the value of this idea and helped us bring it to reality.”

Mark Blamey, Manager of JAA said “Creating a dementia-friendly environment is very important in any setting and is of great benefit to anyone affected by dementia. In Dementia Action Week, Jersey Alzheimer’s Association welcomes these two excellent initiatives.”

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Did you know?

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. This will soar to 1.7 million by 2050.