21st Oct, 2017

Teenagers create memory wall for dementia patients

Solihull Editorial 29th Dec, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

KIND-HEARTED pupils helped bring memories back to life in Bentley Heath when they a memory board for dementia patients.

The youngsters on the Prince’s Trust programme have been working with the users of the Family Care Trust Planning Opportunity Day Centre to help with their long term memory.

The team of nine have been helping the centre to create a wall of memories.

The group asked people at the centre for old photos – for which they received over 200 – and a small selection were then framed and hung on the wall.

They also filled the room with war time memorabilia and comfortable chairs.

Team member Jess Fagan was so moved by the work that she is now hoping to help more patients who have dementia.

The 17-year-old, who worked with 69-year-old Les Bicknell, said the work she did boosted her confidence and helped her to see what a difference working with dementia patients can make.

Les praised the work of the young team. “I have never seen such a group of people work so hard.

“They have done an amazing job and I would employ all of them straight away.

“It is always a pleasure to come here and with the new back room, it is something we can all enjoy immensely.

“I can’t thank the team enough.”

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