The Royal Hospital Chelsea has been caring for retired soldiers for more than three centuries.
And today, a fresh chapter was added to the way it caters for those with dementia.
A pioneering new ward has been created to provide specialist care for those who need it most.
The new surroundings are designed to trigger memories.
The Royal Hospital found that the number of Chelsea pensioners with dementia was increasing they needed a ward to meet the very specific care needs. Everyone is encouraged to help with daily domestic tasks to treat the ward like home.
The Campbell Ward is part of the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary opened by the Baroness herself in 2009. The hospital turned to specialists for advice on how best to shape the environment to suit resident's needs.
Today the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt officially opened the new ward.
The walls in the corridor have been made to look like brick work, everyone has their own door number and outside lantern. Simple touches to ease a complex condition.