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Dementia can affect a person at any age, but it is more commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 65 years. With over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and it affecting many people in our communities, we wanted to help those living with it.

Today, we had the pleasure of visiting Prince Charles Hospital with a resident from on our Cae’r Wern Community Living Schemes to donate a number of twiddle muffs and comfort blankets knitted by the scheme’s knitting group and 10 dementia dolls purchased by MVH, to help bring comfort to those living with dementia.

Deborah Pritchard, Senior Nurse said “Thank you so much for your support in enabling us to comfort our patients who are living with dementia. Dolls used for cuddle therapy, have been shown to provide a sense of purpose with patients, as it reminds them of happy memories.”

Matthew Martin, Senior Community Living Officer said “This is a great opportunity for us to help our local health board and help bring comfort to their patients who will be living in our local community, who are receiving care in the hospital.”