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Being admitted to hospital can be upsetting for anyone but for people with dementia it's particularly confusing and frightening. Now doctors and nurses at one of the south's leading hospitals are revolutionising the treatment of dementia patients.
In a pioneering project, a ward at Southampton General has been refurbished, with bright colours and visual aids. For the first time in this country a specialist nurse has been employed to train staff. Kerry Swain has been to visit.
Kerry Swain spoke to Admiral Nurse Jeni Bell, Matron Jill Young and June Wallace a patient on the unit.
Doctors and nurses at one of the south's leading hospitals are revolutionising treatment for dementia patients.
In a pioneering project, a ward at Southampton General has been refurbished to match the needs of Alzheimer's patients with bright colours and visual aids. As Kerry Swain now reports a specialist practitioner is working with staff to improve patient care.
Kerry Swain spoke to Jeni Bell, a specialist nurse at Southampton General Hospital.