The Orders of St John Care Trust own and manage several British nursing homes, including Coombe End Court in Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Our clients can come in and it calms them down. This proves that you don’t need to use antipsychotics all the time."
Pictured above is the "reminiscence room" at the property. Its intentional 1950s look helps residents recall memories of the good times of their youth.
The room is used to help calm residents whose Alzheimer's/dementia causes agitation. According to staff personnel at Coombe End Court, using the room has led to a "dramatic drop" in the use of antipsychotic drugs.
Sue Linsley, the manager of the home says, "The reminiscence room plays an important role in reducing the use of medication. It's very, very effective. . . .
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