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The Derwen Ward at Cefn Coed Hospital Builds a Pub to Help Elderly Men with Dementia

27 Feb 2019

Hospital Builds a Pub to Help Elderly Men with Dementia

Have you ever been to a hospital that has a pub inside? Most people haven’t, but now the Derwen Ward at Cefn Hospital has built one to help dementia patients. The purpose of this pub is normalize life for elderly men who were used to manual labor all day, and then grabbing a drink at the end of the day.

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As dementia patients lose more and more of their memory, usually starting with newer memories, it’s common for them to revert back to old habits and ways of thinking. Swansea’s Cefn Coed Hospital in Wales has a 20-bed, all-male wing called the Derwen Ward. Staff in this ward focus specifically on ways to care for and entertain elderly men. The pub hosts special events and welcomes family and friends as well.

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