Cola cubes and sherbet lemons revive cherished childhood memories for residents with Alzheimer’s

14 December 2023

Residents at the 60-bed Primrose Hill Care Home in Huntingdon have been taking regular trips down memory lane thanks to the new addition of an old-fashioned sweet shop trolley and scents that stimulate their senses.

Talcum powder, shoe polish, flowers and candyfloss are among the smells evoking memories of going to school and trips to the seaside in the holidays.

Amanda Favell, Care Home Manager, said: “Reminiscence is important for all our residents, especially those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, because it takes them back to comforting memories of their childhood days or to particular moments in their lives. Being able to remember empowers them and gives them confidence.”

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