Because of you – Dementia Care
With thanks to Chiltern Academy, Bedford Hospital and L&D Hospital were able to purchase Retro Headset to benefit our Dementia Patients.
These headsets can be plugged into devices such as iPads to make it easier and more familiar for our patients suffering with dementia when taking phone calls to speak to loved ones.
St Mary’s Sensory Garden
Earlier this year, the Charity team was pleased to open a Sensory Garden in our St Mary’s Day Unit!
Members of our Charity team and other hospital Staff and volunteers from both L&D and Bedford Hospital worked extremely hard to make huge improvements to the courtyard garden in St Mary’s Wing. We was able to create an outdoor sensory space for our elderly patients, including those living with dementia.
The garden provides a peaceful environment for patients and includes areas for sitting, interactive games and loads of flowers that the patients can help water which is great for rehabilitation!
Dementia Activity Kits
We have received activity kits for our dementia patients to use while they are in hospital. These include knitted items and twiddle muffs, which are great for our patients with dementia.