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Dementia ward painted with landmarks to help patients struggling with memory loss

Landmarks in Guernsey have been painted on the walls, like the Imperial Hotel, with the aim of evoking patient's memories. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The dementia ward at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital has been painted with landmarks and landscapes from the island to help evoke patient's memories.

The Roustel Ward has been transformed through the artwork of James Colmer with the aim of helping patients try and remember the locations and generate conversations.

The hope is that the artwork will provide a calming and soothing environment by bringing the outdoors in and allowing people to connect to nature and landscapes recognisable on the island.

The dinning area has been converted into Crab Pot Café with the corridors to the bedrooms now acting as walkways through the landscape of Guernsey.

The next step for the ward is to fundraise for a sound system which will play sounds of the sea and nature to accompany the art in the corridors.