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£3.2m dementia care home opens in Malvern

Dementia care home to open in Malvern Photo: ITV Central News

A Hollywood star is set to officially open a new specialist dementia care home in Worcestershire today.

Bradbury Court cost £3.2 million to build and incorporates the latest research into designing homes for those with dementia.

Alfred Molina, who's known for his roles in The Da Vinci Code, Spiderman and Chocolat - will take a tour of the facilities and meet residents this afternoon.

It's estimated that the number of cases of dementia in the West Midlands will rise by 70% in the next 20 years.

'Friends of the Elderly' hope that Bradbury Court be a much nicer home for those with dementia, as it's been designed from the ground up to suit those with the condition.

Colour-coded rooms and hallways help people to find their way around more easily, en-suite bathrooms and other facilities also help residents to keep their independence. There's even a room full of furniture from the 1950's, aimed at making people feel more comfortable.

The charity says it's received a lot of interest for spaces at the home, and other centres are looking at the work done here to help improve their own facilities, which could impact dementia care across the country in the future.

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