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Church View residents take a walk down memory lane

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Care UK's Church View care home in County Durham is encouraging its residents to reminisce about days gone by with a new memory corridor.

Church View has created the dedicated memory corridor within its dementia suite with the aim of encouraging those living with dementia to talk about past memories. 

The corridor features shop fronts full of original items from the 1950s, including classic boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Colman’s Mustard and Bird’s Instant Whip.

Reminiscence activities can have incredibly therapeutic benefits for those living with dementia, relieving feelings of anxiety and stress.

Michelle Daglish, home manager at Church View, said: “The corridor is a wonderful way to help residents to connect with past memories, and is even more important for residents living with dementia. Providing recognisable items from their past in a safe and social environment can relieve feelings of confusion, while encouraging reminiscence.

“We wanted to create a space which residents see on a daily basis, with the shop fronts looking as authentic as possible. We always aim to provide the highest standard of care, and we believe our memory corridor is an innovative way to enhance the quality of life for residents living at Church View.”

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Church Lane, Murton, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 9PG

Church View

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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